I was shocked when I read the statistics for smoking. It showed an estimated 10 million deaths per year in the world by 2020. Knowing that smoking is dangerous; although, in many countries still the number of smokers has increased. Smoking cigarettes can lead to serious problems other than dying such as social and financial and health problems. Smoking cigarettes make you smell stinky and damages your teeth. A lot of people hate smokers. Smoking has an effect on non-smokers also. Parents who smoke have awful impact on their children and their family. It causes stress and makes the environment unsanitary for the children.
People try to stay away from smokers so they can’t smell it. Smoking have caused mental health issues and there were a study had been made by Academic Clinical Psychiatry, University of Sheffield School of Medicine, The Longley Centre, Sheffield, United Kingdom and Department of Psychiatry, University of Patras Medical School, Patras, Greece showed that people have suffered from depression and anxiety for their smoking. According on smoke free website the amount of money smokers spend on cigarettes depending on smoking one pack of cigarettes and the price in Wisconsin state they spend on buying one pack everyday is $ 2,555 and $ 33,676. 3 for ten years of smoke. Let’s not forget the money that they will spend on treating themselves from the diseases of smoking. Rather than using enormous amount of money in destroying the health of their body, it can be used for buy a car or put in investment. Smoking causes a lot of diseases such as heart diseases and cancer. It is known that the major cause of cancer and other kind of cancers is smoking. A study in UK showed that smoking causes 68% of lung cancer deaths. According to research reported in Circulation Journal of the American Heart Association that smokers have more risk for dying than non-smokers who have heart diseases.
The most dangerous is pregnant woman who affect her pregnancy and it may cause problem for her and her baby. So why can we stop this deadly diseases which consume us financially and destroy our relationship and causes a serious health problems? There are no benefits from smoking except it takes our life and destroy our relationship and lead us to lose a lot of money.
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