Should Smoking be Illegal?

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Should Smoking be Illegal?

Smoking should be illegal because it destroys the human body, costs a fortune, and has detrimental effects on the environment.




Should smoking be illegal?

Environment•Cigarette butts are the most frequently littered item on U.S. roadways and waterways•About 2.6 billion kilograms of carbon dioxide and about 5.2 billion kilograms of methane are released into the atmosphere each year which add to rising pollution levels•Toxic runoff is harmful to plants, animals, and humans•Cigarette production and consumption hurt the environment by creating litter, pollution, toxic runoff, and causing deforestation

Health•Cigarette smoking kills more people each year than alcohol, cocaine, heroin, homicide, suicide, car accidents, fire, and AIDS combined •It is the number one preventable cause of death in the United States. •Cigarettes contain over 4,000 different chemicals that increase risk for disease and reduce overall health•Smoking increases the risk for heart attack and stroke and the possibility of developing several different forms of cancer•Smoking affects nearly every organ and system in the body

$$$$$$$•Smokers spend about $2,938 yearly on cigarettes•Taxpayers indirectly waste money on smokers through healthcare costs•Companies who employ smokers lose money by employing them due to maintenance costs, smoke breaks, excessive sick days, and more extensive healthcare benefits


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