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Cigarettes Whats Killing Our CountryThis year alone cigarettes will kill over 420000 Americans and many more will suffer from cancers and circulatory and respiratory system diseases1 These horrible illnesses were known to originate from cigarettes for years and recently nicotine the main chemical additive in cigarettes was declared addictive by the Food and Drug Administration This explains why smokers continue to use cigarettes even though smokers are aware of the constantly warned about health dangers in cigarettes Although smokers constitute the majority of people who suffer from cigarettes they are not the only ones ailing from cigarette smoke As UC San Francisco scientist and author Stanton Glantz estimates in Shari Roans article the amount of second-hand smoke inhaled by the typical nonsmoker is equivalent to one cigarette smoked per day1 Even that amount of cigarette smoke can damage a persons heart Some researchers have also concluded that smoking by pregnant women causes the deaths of over 5000 babies and 115000 miscarriages2 The only way to terminate the suffering and loss of life brought upon by cigarettes exists as a complete proscription on them Opponents to the banning of cigarettes argue that it will create a profound negative impact on the economy They do not realize that this nation places the health of its citizens above its financial status Although many people continue to remain convinced that absolving our country of cigarettes does not merit some economical loss this remains as a necessary step in eradicating our country of these virulent stiflers of lifeFor years cigarettes have been known to cause cancer emphysema and other horrible illnesses The deaths of over 420000 of Americans this year will be attributable to cigarettes With all the other causes of preventable deaths alcohol illegal drugs AIDS suicide transportation accidents fires and guns cigarettes still account for more preventable deaths than those do combined as stated by Lonnie Bristow MD of
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