Against Public Smoking English Language Essay


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Besides this chemicals there are other consequences such has; eye irritation, headache, cough, sore throat, dizziness and nausea. If we think that the smokes just provoke illness in humans, we are not right. In many houses they have pets, and they are passive smokers too. They expose their pets to over 4,000 toxins including 40 known cancer-causing substances and carbon monoxide. (Vet Click (UK) Ltd 2000 - 2008¶1)

Over the years we have known the problems of second hand smoking. We have heard in the news, newspapers, etc of how many times different countries have tried to banned this. The people that smokes don't realize what problems they bring to others, is not just them that are getting hurt is other too. We can see a copious amount of example. Just by going to downtown Oaxaca you can see this problem, when you seat on the bench, there are kinds, baby born etc. They inhale all of the smoke, they start seeing this issue as a normal part of life, but is no true, this is why smokers should start thinking that their kids are growing with this problem an later on they will become smokers.

More than half of the populations are against public smoking (60), about 45 said that is bad for their health, 30% said that makes their clothes small bad,20% affects their breathing,15% makes them caught, 15% said it gets in their eyes. With all of this percentages we can see that this people have the right to give them the privilege to breath we no problems. Is not just about the people that can give their opinion and for them we should make the difference. Is for them little kids that can't give their opinion about this, we can make the difference for them.

Do you happen to know how many adolescents smoke? About 6,000 children under 18 years of age start smoking. Before I didn't know that 4.5million US adolescents are cigarette smokers. You can see these problems everywhere especially in. High Schools nearly 20 percent of 12th graders, 12 percent of 10th graders and 5.5 percent of 8th graders smoke cigarettes daily.( American Lung Association,2007¶7) When adolescents smoke makes them have another behavior they can be involved on fights, carrying weapons many people don't know this do they?

In our society we have too many problems. The American Cancer society said that the secondhand smoke is the third leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. It kills about 38,000 to 65,000 yearly (Wyoming Tobacco Trends 2004¶2); People who have never smoked. Is not just about some countries problem, but the whole world. When people smoke they have no idea what their putting in their mouths, there is more than 4,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke.

We have heard of many deaths, but did you happen to know that more than 30% of all deaths from cancer, 90% percent of them are caused by lung cancer. Sometimes people that smoke ask themselves why too many people are against public smoking, but this is the reason why we they are against it: Secondhand smoke is responsible for between 150,000 and 300,000 lower respiratory tract infections in infants and children under 18 months of age, resulting in between 7,500 and 15,000 hospitalizations each year, and causes 430 sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) deaths in the United States annually.( Dr. Grant ,Second hand smoke is an environmental hazard,2008¶9)

A research that was made by a company called Philip Morris said that secondhand smoke was highly toxic, yet the company suppressed the finding during the next two decades. (American Lung Association, 2007) We can see with all of this statistics that second hand smoking is bad just like doing drugs, what we need to do is show all of this proves to the smokers so they realize that is not bad just for them but for others too.

Like I said before there are many countries that have this problem. In country where you think about this problem and you said why smokers don't think about this. In Australia half of the babies are passive smokers. This country realize a study, what they found in this is incredible, the babies had noticeable amount of nicotine in their urine. If you start thinking about this rate you can tell how much they smoke in public places. They also found out that passive smoking is believed to be responsible for a range of conditions which cause illness and death in children, including asthma, respiratory tract illness, middle ear infections and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).( Half of Australian babies are passive smokers, News in science,1999,pgs 1)

There is also statistics that can prove this dilemma; Smoking kills 400,000 people a year in the United States alone, that's almost 1,100 every day. The figures for the UK are around 121,000 people a year, or approximately 330 per day. Approximately 38% die of cancer, 28% die a slow and agonizing death from chronic lung disease and emphysema, and the other 34% die of heart disease and other circulatory problems.(Avon Hypnotherapy, 2003-2008¶2)

From many studies they have find this problem has a poor mental health. Smoker should think the damage their doing to people, who in any moment is facing a depression problem. Most of the time, young adolescent with depressive symptoms would likely be tempted to use nicotine as a self- medication. (Stop smoking tips, 2008¶1)

Air pollution is a big trouble too, studies have found that The air pollution emitted by cigarettes is 10 times greater than diesel car exhaust( New Scientist, Tobacco Control (vol 13, p 219) Smoker should realize how much damage they cause to the environment too, not just them.

In reality there is no right to make other people do something they don't want, because that's what smokers do. They don't ask any body if they can smoke in public. Which they don't have other choice but to breathe; by this they inhale all the smoke. There might be people that hate the idea of not smoking where they want to. We have heard in the news that there are new laws of smoking in public places, and that's a big step to changes in our daily life. But also we can change the nature of the world. Have you ever think how much smoke there is because of the cigarettes, there is plenty.

We have showed many reasons why people shouldn't smoke in public places, but in reality we can't make a difference in the world if we don't start thinking about others too. If smokers could be for one day a passive smoker they would realize how this is one of the biggest problem of the society. Many people die, many kids are born with illness, many organs can be taken out, and this must be a reason to start thinking about others people health.

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