Cigarette Smoking: Why should

“The end doesn’t justify the mean, or so they say, but when the cause is distorted by smoking, its effects are never justifiable.” (Princess) Someone dies of tobacco, somewhere in the world every ten seconds. Why do many of us, one in every three persons, worldwide-smoke? and why should it be prohibited? Cigarette smoking can be hazardous to ones’ health due to addictions, frivolous spending, second hand smoking and various health problems.
Most Americans start smoking when they are 13-14 years old, and are smoking regularly by 17 or 18. The most commonly cited reason why children start smoking is pee pressure- wanting to be accepted by a certain group who see smoking acceptable. Another reason could be the influence from parents or older siblings.
Once a person starts smoking regularly, the addictive process slowly creates a pattern of having to smoke to feel good. That is when a smoker feels he or she is trapped. Atfirst, a smoker thinks that they can quit anytime but most smokers find it very hard to stop. There are three aspects of smoking whish makes it difficult to quit:
· The familiar routine or habit
· The mental attitude that one needs to cope with their problems or with stress.
· The chemical reactions in a smokers’ brain that creates’ nicotine's pleasurable and satisfying effects, and leads to an addictive need for more nicotine.
Why is smoking recognized as the most addictive behavior? Most persons state that tobacco is more addicting than heroin, cocaine and alcohol.Part of the answer is the pleasurable chemical changes in the brain. When a smoker tries to stop using nicotine, the brain goes through a readjustment that is very uncomfortable.”Most smokers in America who were smoking before they reached puberty have never learned how to deal with adult emotions such as frustrations, irritability, boredom, depression and pleasure wit…

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