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Top of FormOne of the largest and most challenging health issues in our society is smoking Smoking is currently the primary cause of death in our country due to its harmful and addicting contents such as nicotine and tobacco Although millions die from it each year smoking is the single most preventable cause of death as well Without smoking a tremendous amount of money and lives will be saved I think that our country should ban smoking and the production of cigarettes in order to maintain a healthier nationCurrently in our nation about 22 of the people smoke which are about 607 million people All of these people are losing about 12 years of life just by smoking Every year 440000 people die of smoking related causes which is higher than any other cause of death Smoking causes so many deaths because it leads to many complications such as heart disease lung problems and numerous types of cancers Despite these health issues cigarettes are can easily be found in almost every drug store in the United StatesCigarette smoking causes a number of health problems which are expensive to treat It is a major cause of respiratory diseases such as asthma lung cancer and bronchitis According to the world Health Organization cancers are the first killers of human beings 70 of cancers are related to lung cancer caused by smoking In spite of the money which the Government receives from taxing cigarettes the cost of medical treatment for those diseases exceeds this income As a consequence no smoking taxpayers are forced to pay for the health costs of smokers This is a very unfair situationAnother reason for banning smoking is that cigarette smoking affects the heath of non-smokers and unborn babies Non-smokers soften suffer from eye and nose irritations allergies and headaches as a result of inhaling second-hand smoke There is also evidence to suggest that passive smoking may cause lung cancer Smoking during pregnancy
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