Tobacco,a wild plant, has been growing robustly for nearly 8000 years in the planet Earth.Two millennial ago, it was started to be chewed and smoked during ceremoniesand events. By the 18th century smoking had become more popular.
Now, in 2017about 1.1 billion people are smokers, according to World Health Organization. Somepeople believe that there are health benefits of smoking. According to somestudies, long-term smokers are somehow immune to Parkinson’s disease. In theJuly 2011 issue of the journal Physiology & Behavior, a study suggestedthat nicotine triggers smokers to eat less. Another study explained how smokinglowers the risk of death after some heart attacks. Does smoking sound healthynow? Think again.
Cigarettesmoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the UnitedStates, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year, or 1 of every 5deaths.1 The ill effects ofsmoking are plentiful and deadly. It is well-known that lung cancer is one ofthe greatest problems caused by smoking. The American Lung Associationestimates that when a cigarette is exposed to fire, the reaction creates about3,000 chemicals, many of which are carcinogens. When exposed to the mouth,esophagus and lungs, these chemicals can cause serious damage, even death. Smokingdoesn’t only effect you physically, it also has a serious effect on yourfinancial circumstances. In US the average cost of a pack of cigarettes is$6.
00. For a smoker who smokes only a single pack a day, smoking could cost $2200a year. Other financial impacts include the loss in value of cars and homesthat have been smoked in, as well as any health or insurance bills associatedwith smoking. There isno reason to smoke. Yet, there are lots of reasons to quit smoking. There maybe a small amount of benefits of smoking, but they are nothing compared to thedamages it gives to your body and pocket.