Smoking Essays & Term Papers

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Teenage Smoking There are several causes for teenage smoking, as well as many effects. There are no positive effects of teenage smoking, so there are no only negative causes for teenage smoking. The effects of teenage smoking can be both physical and mental. Despite all of the warnings there are, teenage smoking is not on a decline. Teenage smoking has many causes. Several teens take that first puff just to try something new. One might see his or her peers smoking and think it i

Smoking Drugs are generally recognized as of the greatest problems inthe United States. According to the statistics, tobacco has thehighest death rate. Smoking is a very popular habit, even though we all know thatsmoking is very dangerous. Millions of people around the globe wantto quit smoking for medical reasons such as having alreadytwo heart-valve replacement surgeries. Wht did some people do to quitsmoking? Some people substituted eating ice-cream for smoking. Why is sm

I feel that there should be laws against smoking. Right now there are laws against buying them. You have to be 18 to buy cigarette. But my question is if you have to 18 why do people under 18 have possession of cigarette? We all already know that smoking is bad for you. On the news all the time they have something about smoking and why it is so bad for you. Even on the cigarette box there is a surgeon general message. This message is a note saying that Cigarette are hazardous to your healt

The Harmful effects of smoking By There is a lot of harm in smoking. These days everyone is talking about the long-term effects that smoking has a person. Smoking causes many different types of cancer. Including lung, oral, and kidney as well as esophagus cancers. Smoking also causes chronic bronchitis, and many types of breathing disorders like emphysema. In addition smokers have many impairments. Impaired senses, and impaired wound healing. Smoking also causes peripheral vascu

Smoking is a big issue in the world to day. When and where it is allowed, if its safe, and if kids should be allowed to do it. These are all things that are decided by the u.s. government as well as the F.D.A.That stands for Food and Drug Administration.This is a group people of that set the standard that business, and manufaturers have to follow.Go back 30 years ago people smoked in resturants, at baseball games, and in bars.They could do it when ever they wanted to. Now 1999 smoking

“In a Blaze of Glory” There is nothing like waking up first thing in the morning and taking a nice, big puff from a cigarette. Some people think smoking is bad for the human body, but there are many benefits. Smoking is really rela and helps to eliminate daily stress. Besides that, smoking also keeps the weight off. It is proven that when someone quits smoking, they gain weight. Why would anyone want to gain weight? Everyone knows being too fat is bad for the heart! Some peo

I think smoking in public places such as indoors of a restaurant shoudn't be allowed. There's a few good reasons for me saying that. It has been proved that smoking kills you. Besides, would you like someone smoking next to you if you have your baby with you? Not only that, But I don't think I would like anyone to be smelling the nasty smoke odors while they're eating. I also think that it shoudn't be allowed because since it's indoors all the smoke gets caught inside and it can get s

When I look around in the streets I see a lot of kids smoking. It really diturbs me because none of these kids should be smoking, there all under age. There are a lot of bad things about smoking, you could get lung cancer, mouth cancer, and you could get arrested if you are under age. When you smoke a lot you could be a victim of lung cancer. When you get lung cancer you usally die. If you don't die you have to use a respirator to help you breath, and I doubt you want to carry a big

How Secondhand Smoking Affects Us As most of you know, smoking is bad for your health, but what some of you might not know is that you don t actually have to smoke to be harmed by smoking. Lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women, is mainly caused by cigarette smoking. Secondhand smoking causes approximately 2 percent of lung cancer deaths each year. It causes respiratory disease, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), middle ear disease, and asthma attacks in c

In the seventh grade I began to smoke cigarettes with my brother and a friend who introduced me to cigarettes. We smoke cigarettes in the morning before we get on the bus to go to school. I smoked cigarettes all through high school until my senior year, when I began to smoke black and milds (cigars). At that time I would not have said I was addicted, I just smoke to relieve my stress. Smoking tobacco products was the only hazard that damage my health. At that particular time I was in

Help Put Out the Butt in Teen Smoking You could probably walk around your neighborhood and see groups of teenagers smoking. In fact, there 6,000 teens that start smoking everyday and 3,000 of them will make the choice to continue smoking. Throughout this essay, I will give you facts on why it is smart to either stop smoking now or never start. You probably ask yourself, "Why do teens smoke?" There are many explanations to that question. Many teens say they started because of peer press

Here are some facts about cigarette smoke: 1. Each year 430,000 people will die from the effects of cigarette smoking 2. Smoking causes 20% (or 1 in 5) of all deaths in the United States each year. 3. Cigarette smoking causes the following serious diseases:  emphysema  lung cancer  chronic bronchitis  heart disease and stroke 4. Every day, more than 3,000 adolescents in the United States smoke their first cigarette, taking the first step tow

Should it be legal to smoke around others in public places where there are non-smokers? Smoker’s today think that they can just light up wherever they feel. Non-smokers feel that smoking should be band from all public places. This problem between smokers and non-smokers is an ongoing battle that seems to have no solution. Can’t smokers see that they are just harming themselves and the ones around them? Smokers often think they can’t live without that cigarette, but in

SmokingStudies of ex-smokers show that their risk of dying from smoking-related disease decreases with each year of non smoking. Encouraged by such evidence, more than 40 million people in the U.S. quit smoking in the year following the 1964 surgeon general's report. The proportion of males who smoke decreased from more than 60 percent to about 25 percent; however, the percentage of women who smoke cigarettes increased. Smoking also became more prevalent among young adults, with about 29

Studies of ex-smokers show that their risk of dying from smoking-related disease decreases with each year of non smoking. Encouraged by such evidence, more than 40 million people in the U.S. quit smoking in the year following the 1964 surgeon general's report. The proportion of males who smoke decreased from more than 60 percent to about 25 percent; however, the percentage of women who smoke cigarettes increased. Smoking also became more prevalent among young adults, with about 29 percent

The prohibition of smoking has become more and more wide spread in the Unite States today. Due to studies that smoking is related to many illnesses, people have made safe guards to prevent from acquiring them. One of those safe guard is prohibiting smoking in public places. Some factors are; the health risks smoking causes, it sets better examples for young adults and children, and foremost, it gives better consideration to those who do not smoke. Health reasons are at the top of the list to

I am here to talk to you about smoking its risks and its consequences. First, to understand how smoking tobacco affects your body you have got to understand how smoking works inside your body A regular cigarette contains treacherous chemicals such as carbon monoxide, tar and nicotine. Did you know that nicotine is a poisonous compound that the tobacco plant uses as a defense against its environment? This may sound strange to you but it is true. This poison is the same you inhale when you sm

There is nothing more annoying and sickening than sitting down for a meal at the local restaurant, or any place for that matter and having the poisonous haze of cigarette smoke drift towards you. It moves in an ever-expanding mass to all corners of the room, being inhaled by all. Inhaled by a small innocent child through to an old man with emphysema who struggles to get enough oxygen from the now polluted air. This is passive smoking, and it has serious health effects on those who are victims

FACTS ABOUT SMOKING There are over 1.1 billion smokers worldwide! 1.1 trillion cigarettes are smoked every year ! Women smokers enter menopause an average of 5 years earlier than non-smokers Smoking accelerates the aging process. Women who smoke are at an increased risk of osteoporosis. In male smokers, the activity of their sperm is reduced. Children are twice as likely to need fillings if their mothers smoke . Smoking has been associated with snoring and sleep apnea (Tha

How to stop Smoking Did you know that smoking one pack of cigarettes a day for ten years could reduce your bone density by 2 percent! And if this is not shocking enough read on ----Tobacco speeds artery damage. It promotes memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, causes rapid skin aging, anxiety, impotence, fatigue, headaches hoarseness of voice, smokers cough, peptic ulcers, senility, cramps in the legs stained teeth and nails, hiatal hernia, heart disease cancer, osteoporosis and the list

Cigarette Kills We all, smokers as well as non-smokers, know smoking. Everyone has his own opinion about it and everyone can also speak about this problem aloud. This is why I have decided to explain my attitude to smoking. Me as a non-smoker strongly encourage people not to smoke and warm then with all the lethal consequences of smoking. I think smoking is too wide spread vice and too little things have been told about danger and harm of smoking. It is obviously that smoking kills or/and it

First let me start off by saying that the choice to smoke is yours and yours alone. Everyone has their own freedom of choice to start smoking or never smoke at all. I am highly against the idea but I nor anyone else can make you smoke or make you stop smoking. With that in mind here is some things you probably don t know about tobacco. It causes nearly one of every five deaths in the United States(source: It causes over 400,000 deaths every year. This means smoking kil

Over the last five years, researchers have calculated that the teenage smoking rates have climbed tremendously. Graph number one shows a steady increase in the number of teenagers who smoke heavily. Graph number two shows how teenage smoking has made a comeback, and how the number of teen-agers smoke occasionally and who develop heavier habits has increased sharply in recent years. The tobacco industry and the critics have very different ideas why this rapid increase of teenage smoking is d

Hurting Yourself * Smoking is an addiction. Tobacco smoke contains nicotine, a drug that is addictive and can make it very hard, but not impossible, to quit. * More than 400,000 deaths in the U.S. each year are from smoking-related illnesses. Smoking greatly increases your risk for lung cancer and many other cancers. Hurting Others * Smoking harms not just the smoker, but also family members, coworkers, and others who breathe the smoker's cigarette smoke, called secondhand smoke. *

The smoking problem in America Smoking is a severe detriment to the heath of America. Smoking is harmful to everyone s health, even in second hand form. The main argument for being able to smoke is personal freedom. It is the smokers choice if they want to smoke. I have a variety of different feelings about this topic because I am coming from a different society, distinct from that of America. First I would like to begin with the subject of tobacco. People have been smoking this poi

Smoking has many side effects many of these effects being serious life altering side effects and not simply cosmetic. The cosmetic effects are all well known from the smell of cigarette smoke, to yellowing teeth. But also are the effects of lung cancer to not only the smoker but to anyone who is near them or being exposed to the second hand smoke of the smoker. Some of the lesser side effects of smoking are first and foremost is the scent of cigarette smoke which soon permeats a person and se printed an article citing smoking as a cause of panic attacks. In this article, Reuters Health states that daily smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to experience a panic attack for the first time. Panic attacks may include all or some of the following symptoms: shortness of breath, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and chest pain. Quitting smoking appears to somewhat reduce the risk of panic attacks. Each year, one third of adults have at least one p

Results of a recent study suggest that rebellious, risk-taking kids as young as 11 are more likely to smoke by the time they reach high school. According to the report, children who demonstrate these personality traits in the 5th grade are most likely to smoke in the 12th grade. Targeting smoking in high school students is important since studies have shown that adolescents who smoke daily in the 12th grade are likely to become established smokers as adults. Results of the study

Teen smoking has always been a factor in America, especially during High School. That is when teens are most likely to pick up the habit (Teen Smokers PG 13). We are constantly around people that smoke and usually offered cigarettes when they do smoke. If smoking is so bad for you then why do so many teens smoke? Because they don't know how bad it is for them. In this essay there will be facts presented that may help change ones mind about lighting up their next cigarette, teen or adult. If

According to these 2 article many teens decide to smoke because of peer pressure and looking cool. According to this recent article that was in the Detroit News about an Edsel Ford High School student they asked him why he started smoking and he said he didn t no he just did. All most every article I came across said that Joe Camel was to blame but researchers aren t sure if that s still the case. I was reported by a nation wide survey from the University of Michigan that about 20% of 13-

Summary In the essay "Smoking Is Bad For Everyone So It Should Be Illegal" the author Sally Chen speaks of the problems with the governments involvement in the tobacco industry and the problems with the selling of tobacco to children. Chen starts off by pointing out the views of children who smoke, and the sense that smoking makes them more refined. Although Chen also achnologes the fact that the children understand what they are getting into, and the effects smoking has on them

Raj Sagar Francisco Gil Yeon Sik Kim Tannenbaum Freedom to Live or Freedom to Smoke? What have cigarettes done for society…nothing but taken away millions of innocent lives. Each year thousands and thousands of people die from either smoking or second-hand smoke. Smoking has not benefited anyone but the tobacco companies. They become rich while you are smoking away priceless years of your life. Smoking not only kills the smoker but also kills the people around the smoker. I am

For decades cigarette companies in America have claimed millions of lives, and continue doing so. Smoking cigarettes causes cancer in the mouth, lung, esophagus, kidney, pancreas, bladder and heart disease. Even though clearly stated on the cigarette packs Surgeon Generals Warning: Smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and may complicate pregnancy, yet billions of people still ignore the warning and light up. Smoking cigarettes creates an image making the individua

Smoking cigarettes decreases vitamin C levels to the adrenal glands. This weakens the adrenal glands, which in turn lowers epinephrine production. This will lower your energy levels, and could also be playing a role in your trouble breathing. So my first suggestion is to work on building up your adrenals. To get the toxins out of your system, the best blood purifiers are chaparral, red clover, burdock root, and/or hydragnea root. And remember to drink plenty of water throughout the

Rob Burke Com 210 Mr. Hunn Persuasion speech Intro: Today I would like to inform you why cigarettes are bad, and why you shouldn’t smoke. Did you know that smoking related deaths total up to the #1 cause of death in peoples. Not only can it effect you personally but it can also harm others around you. Main Idea I: Why do people even start smoking? 1.) Some start young because they think its cool a.) They may see older people do it. b.) Maybe their friends smoke and they want

America’s Teens Up in Smoke On every street corner in America, you will find a teen smoking. Even though a number of commercials and school orientations have given the effects of smoking, the kids feel they are invincible to the effects smoking can cause. “Tobacco companies have targeted the youth, ages eleven to seventeen, because they are the future of their industry” and very influential (Britannica online). Yes it is true; the future of America has been the focus of their p

Hazards of Smoking Smoking refers to the practice of inhaling smoke from the burning tobacco in a pipe, cigar, or most commonly, a cigarette. Smokers feel relaxation because tobacco contains nicotine that is very addictive to a person who smokes. Smoking causes numerous hazards, which include: cancers, second hand smoke problems, and problems in pregnancy. Cancers of the lung, breast, prostate and colon and rectum have become more frequent in countries with risk factors such as cigarette s

Smoking Why do people want to hurt themselves? Millions of people a day light up a cigarette knowing it hurts them physically, mentally, and has long term effects. Educating people is the key to stopping the epidemic, but sometimes experience can also help. I have been smoking for two years now and am starting to notice some of the effects. I was confident I wouldn’t get addicted, but I am still smoking. The only way to warn others about smoking is by warning them about the eff

Living in a free country, we sometimes seem to take advantage of laws. Yes, the United States is a free country, but should we limit our rights for the concern of others? Although smokers have the God-given right to do what they want, where they want, we need to look at delicate matters, such as smoking in public, impartially. Taking in consideration the majority of the opinion, peoples' allergies, and just plain health hazards, the right of smoking in public should definitly be debat

The Health Risks of Smoking Problem-What are the health risks of smoking? Hypothesis-The cotton balls will become black due to the smoke released from the cigarette. Research-The main health causes of smoking are lung cancer, Cancer of lips, gums, tongue, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, bladder, cervix, and gallbladder cancer. Also your skin will look 10-20 years older than one who does not smoke. 415,000 people die each year from smoking. Some short-term effects are, yel

Teen Tobacco Wars Even though there is a seemingly huge restructuring of the tobacco marketing industry underway, it s all one giant shift in targeting with kids now semi-protected, and the college age under attack. To start, states have just begun to receive the huge amounts of money owed to them from tobacco settlements, but haven t used very much, if any, towards anti-tobacco campaigns. The first installment of money totaled $8.8 billion nationwide, with only a mere 2% being used to figh

Decriptive Abstract The paper discussed statistics on college students. Additionally, important heath problems with smoking cigarettes were presented. These health problems were broken up into different body systems and different risks assocciated with the body systems. Introduction The purpose of this paper is to better understand the knowledge that Johnson & Wales students have about smoking. The knowledge they have about the smoking of cigaretes effects on the body systems, the respiratory,

Banning smoking in public places Before people start smoking they have a choice, but once you are a smoker that choice goes and you then become an addict. Smoking is the inhalation and exhalation of the fumes of burning tobacco. The dried leaves of plants are smoked in a pipe or in cigar form, but mostly in cigarettes. European explores arriving in the western hemisphere observed native American smoking leaves of the tobacco plant in pipes, and the practice was introduced onto Eng

To Puff or Not to Puff Smoking cigarettes is not a good habit; it is a dangerous addiction that has the possibility of a fatal result. Yet, I knowingly have picked up, and continued this stress relieving ritual. I am a smoker of two years, and have found nothing but scrutiny from my parents, far too many times. It is time to accept the fact that your son or daughter is a smoker. Your biggest concerns, for those of you whose children smoke, are lung cancer and other medical hazards that goes

Some people neither care about their own nor other people’s health. People do things everyday without caring how it will affect them or others. One of the things is smoking openly, especially in public places. Approximately one-fifth of all deaths in the United States can be blamed on smoking. Cigarette smoke delivers more than forty known cancer-causing chemicals. There is also compelling evidence that regular exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke threatens the health of

I sat in my chair, rigid, not knowing what to feel. Everyone around me was crying, but there were no tears on my cheek. Sobbing, they all walked by him; in groups they discussed how good he looked. I didn't understand. The rituals, the talk, the crying, it was all too much for me. I just sat there, silent, taking it all in. It took all my courage, but I got up. I walked slowly and apprehensively to the altar, and with downcast eyes set my sight upon the casket below. My grandfather, lying be

According to the American Lung Association, there are an estimated 50 million people who smoke. For some reason people just do not fully understand the risks they take by smoking. Cigarette smoking is a frequent cause for many health problems with smokers. To begin with, there are many hazardous ingredients in cigarette tobacco. Some of the ingredients are poisonous or addictive. Cigarette smoke produces thousands of chemicals that are hazardous to a smoker s health. There are ove

When I was eleven years old, my best friend Michelle Baker and I thought that we would look more grown up if we started smoking. My parents smoked, so we devised a plan for me to steal their cigarettes, and then Michelle and I would meet behind K. J. Clark Middle School to smoke. We thought smoking would make us more popular with the older kids who hung out there. The next morning I sneaked into my mother's room and stole a pack of Pallmall Gold cigarettes from her carton, and a pack

In this report I will tell you the dangers of smoking. Smoking is one of the most preventable causes of death in our society. About one in five deaths in the US are results from using tobacco. More then half of all tobacco uses die much earlier then their normal life expectancy. Smokers could be losing an average of 20 to 25 years of their life. Smoking has numerous other effects as well. It leaves you reeking of smoke, yellows your teeth and hands, can give u respiratory and cardiova

Smoking. What makes millions of teens worldwide inhale? If you examine the problem closely you will see that smoking is on every typical teenager s TO DO LIST . Now in order for something to make that list it has to: annoy any form of authority, be dangerous and rebellious; something illegal would do the trick also. Smoking fits the categories perfectly. Teens start smoking for various reasons, to be cool for instance. To look mature, and let s not forget our well-known cause for many things