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Should Smoking be banned Completely In my opinion I believe that smoking should be completely banned Not only is smoking any form of tobacco dangerous to you health but it is also bad for the health of those around you Do most people in the United States smoke Actually no the majority of the people in the US do not smoke Only about 25 or 1 out of 4 adults smoke and only 20 or 1 out of 5 teens do1 Most people teens start around the age of twelve to fourteen1 The time of death for the people who do smoke is about fifteen years earlier than non smokers around their early sixties2 In this past decade the rate of smokers has been quite low but every day 3000 people start smoking That equals about 1000000 people a year3 To balance the number of people who start though about 1200 people die from smoking each day which leads up to about 1438000 deaths from smoking a year4 Thats a lot of deaths which can be prevented Who is the most vulnerable to the cigarette marketing ads Kids and teens are by far the most vulnerable Especially vulnerable are those children who have low self-esteem low academic achievement no goals and low social status Kids with these problems are more likely to be prone to give in to the pressures of siblings peers and the media To try to discourage teens from beginning the habit most states have raised the taxes on cigarettes Some such as the District of Columbia have raised it to a high of 25 cents per pack5 On the other hand the states where smoking is a major cash crop such as Kentucky and Tennessee only have a tax of 25 cents per pack so they dont discourage kids from buying6 Why is Smoking so bad for you Cigarettes contain over seven hundred 700 chemical additives Some of the
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