Should Smoking Be Banned?

Smoking is an increasing problem among young adults.

Smoking is an increasing problem among young adults.

Justin Mauzey, Contributor

Do you know a person who smokes, perhaps a relative? Well I do, and I have tried to help them stop. They would usually come up with an excuse, correct? Well this story will go in depth with reasons on why smoking is bad for your health. 


Cigarettes are a health concern, with consequences to every organ in your body. While you may think that the pollution is low with it, it’s very common, as most people leave cigarette buds everywhere. How does smoking affect people? According to the CDC, some of the top effects are Asthma attacks and Secondhand smoke. Tobacco smoke is a common trigger for asthma, and Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic and about 70 that can cause cancer. 


Cancer is another big disease within smoking. The smoke can cause cancer and block your body from fighting it. Poisons in cigarette smoke can weaken the body’s immune system, making it harder to kill cancer cells. Doctors have known for years that smoking causes most lung cancers. Infact, smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body. 


Another case is Heart Disease and Stroke. What is heart disease and stroke? Heart disease and stroke are cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) diseases (CVDs). Smoking is a major cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and causes one of every four deaths from CVD. Managing your cholesterol, can help prevent heart disease and stroke, staying healthy also helps you prevent this cause. 


Cigarettes are a health concern. Smoking cigarettes can put your body in a harmful state. It’s a leading cause of preventable death, and causes harmful things to your organs. There are quite a lot of side effects such as, Asthma, Cancer, Heart disease, and Stroke. 

If you need help with quitting, here’s a viable resource: