One of the biggest
problems the world is facing right now is not only poverty, but also on how to
deal with the numerous cases cause by tobacco smoking. For some who have toyed
with the idea of Tobacco smoking, it’s simply a vice. For healthcare professionals,
it’s a risk for cancers and heart diseases. For translational tobacco
companies, it’s a big business. For governments particularly those who have
keyed into the idea around ‘sin taxes’, it is another initiative capable of
bolstering depleting government revenues. For individuals who are paid as
lobbyists by the tobacco company, it’s a means of livelihood.
One thing that
most of the citizens made as the topic of their debate; does making tobacco as
a business considered as an unethical? Is it wrong to make a business that
would kill millions of people even though it’s legal? I would say yes,
of the fact that it is a very helpful and useful substance turns out to be a
poisonous and killer to everyone exposed to it. Second hand smoke can result to
lung cancer and any lung related diseases when inhaled. It can make our body
weak and more prone to other illnesses. Tobacco’s smoke is also one of the
factors of global warming. It’s hazardous smoke can destruct the ozone layer
which serves as our protection from the extreme and direct heat of the sun or
the ultraviolet rays that can cause skin cancer and any other skin diseases.
Based also on a
research, a child that is raised on a society with smokers and tobacco users
has the more potential to adapt the same smoking habit and has a high
possibility to bring it to adulthood. According to Rules, Regulation and
Guidance of Tobacco Control Act-FDA, smoking leads to disease and disability
nearly every organ of the body. For every person who dies because of smoking,
at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness. Smoking causes
cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and
problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis. Secondhand smoke
exposure contributes to approximately 41,000 deaths among nonsmoking adults and
400 deaths in infants each year. Secondhand smoke causes stroke, lung cancer,
and coronary heart disease on adults.
Wherever you turn,
Tobacco is a big business. It’s an industry with such powers that it can
cripple governments who are hardline on anti-tobacco policies. I guess one
simply must decide how much slice one intends to bite. Even stronger
democracies have failed, only relying on a section of the drive the
anti-tobacco narrative. The smoking cessation campaigns haven’t particularly
lived up to what was envisaged.
regardless of its legality, still portrays an unethical issue that bothers
everyone around the world which is undeniably true. The proofs of its bad
effects are all around us. We just need to open our eyes and stick to what is
right. Let us all make a choice. The future depends on us. Tobacco should be
banned and demolished forever so that a good and prosperous life awaits for the
next hundred years and for the next generation.