Ariel Phillips
Ms. Barnett
19 Nov. 2018
Ban Smoking Once and Forever
Studies have shown that smoking is deadly. Scientists agree that smoking is dangerous.Even though people already know tobacco is dangerous to their health many people are still smoking.Smoking is the inhalation of gases and hydrocarbon vapors generated by slowly burning tobacco in cigarettes.Cigarette contains over 4,000 different chemicals. Tobacco use kills more than five million people every year . With that being said, I believe that smoking should be banned in public places in all states due to the negative effects of illness and disease it causes to the smokers and non-smokers and also the harmful things it does to the environment.

People smoke because smoking helps them relax when stress is high and improve concentration. Many people choose to smoke multiple times a day on daily basis like during office breaks. It helps them take a break from reality with whatever situation their going through and in some cases calms there nerves. Some people do it when they feel bored and have nothing else to do. Smoking gives people a feeling of satisfaction and relief that people find it hard to give up.

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Second hand smoke can cause many serious illnesses and diseases. For example, the chance of lung cancer is increased by 16-19% when in contact with second hand smoke (Few Facts). Second hand smoke increases the risk of heart disease by 25-35% (Few Facts).People are exposed to smoke in many places so the risks of diseases related to smoking are increasing even in non-smokers. In addition, children exposed to second hand smoke have an increased risk of colds, pneumonia, bronchitis, and asthma (Secondhand Smoke). This can lead to many lost days of school, hospitalizations, and in some cases, even death in children.

However, Passive smoking is harmful, just like smoking is.All tobacco products should be banned in heavy populated areas, because not only is it harming the health of smokers, but also affects the health of others around the people smoking. The issue is smoking in public places like restaurants, carnivals, parks, hotels , and homes, especially places where a lot of people like to hang out should stop. For an example, I find that second hand smoke is so aggravating, because everytime i walk past someone smoking, I always feel that i have to hold my breath to where i can not smell the exhale of smoke coming from someone else's lungs that gives me margins.

Smoking is harmful in many ways and can cause life long illnesses such as cancer. smoking of tobacco will also stun the growth of lungs and causing them to blacken with tarr making it difficult to breath. Therefore, smoking should be banned in parks nature trails and anywhere there may be youth not of age present, successfully make future generations tobacco free in the years to come. This can result and improve the healthier life style of thousands of people and a brighter future for everyone.

Works Cited
Barnett, R. and M. Cahill. “Title of Chapter.” Becoming Whole. Cengage, 2015. Pages. (See MLA instructions in the appendix for entire citation format. Delete Works Cited if no outside sources were used.)