Should You Use Tobacco?
of tobacco. First, one must realize there is illness associated with the use of tobacco.
Secondly, the cost of using tobacco keeps going up every year and often the amount being
used increases. Thirdly, if one is already a smoker and wishes to quit, there are places one
can turn to for help.
World War I, smoking became more and more popular.
cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chew, and snuff. Some stick the snuff straight up their noses.
There are many illness that one can acquire from using tobacco. Some of them are
strokes, severe respiratory problems that include; pneumonia, chronic bronchitis,
teeth and fingernails, wrinkled skin, and bad breath. Cigarettes are a factor in many
thousand people per week, which is more than 400,000 per year. Second hand smoke
causes non-smokers to have some problems as well. The use of tobacco kills more
from lung cancer alone.
Experts have estimated that about twenty-four million men, about twenty-two
million women, and about three million teen-agers smoke. Close to 3,000 teen-agers start
smoking every day. In 1994 Americans smoked about 485 billion cirgaretts. Teen-agers
smoke about one billion packs of cigaretts every year. Americans spend twenty billion
dollars each year to light over 600 billion cigaretts.
There are places for smokers to turn to if they want to stop smoking. Here are a few
Association, Smoke Enders. People can turn to hypnosis, filter packs, perscription drugs,
acypuncture, and a few other techniques to stop smoking.
So, after reading the information I have provided, do you want to use tobacco? Do
have enough money to support a tobacco habit? Do you want to die early from cancer or
another tobaccco related illness? If I were you, I would say no to all of these questions!
So, what is your answer? Hopefully it is NO!
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