Should Smoking Be Banned?

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Should Smoking Be Banned?

By Stephanie Clark

A cigarette is made from nicotine which is an addictive chemical, when inhaled by someone it can stop the cilia in your bronchial tube moving. Smoking should be banned because not only is it addictive but it also affects the health of those inhaling it and all those around them. Smoking is extremely dangerous; it can cause all sorts of illnesses such as lung cancer.

There has been much research into smoking, why it should be banned and the diseases it can cause which consist of lung cancer, bronchitis and emphysema, all of which can lead to death. If you smoke and are under the age of 40 you are more at risk of catching the diseases or even having a heart attack than a non-smoker under the age of 40. There is also second hand smoke what can be just as bad as normal smoking; it has been shown to give non-smokers the same diseases that a smoker would have. Second hand smoke could be less severe but still dangerous, things like irritation of the eye; nose and throat can be caused. If babies or young children are exposed to smoke they can get respiratory infections or even worse. People who suffer from a respiratory disorder like asthma can have trouble breathing. If you’re lucky and don’t get any major problems from smoking, there are always the minor ones such as rotting teeth or sore throats. Many people die from smoking and in a year it can cause up to 5 million deaths worldwide.

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If you have one cigarette it leads to another, then another, then an addiction. This would mean that you couldn’t ban smoking because it would be very difficult for all smokers to quit. People that smoke don’t know the dangers to themselves and the people around them. But if more of an effort was made to help them then we would be able to ban smoking it would take quite a long time but it would be worth it. All the adverts on television are just scaring smokers, by telling them that they will die 20+ years ...

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