Reasons to Stop Smoking

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I think smoking is a very unhealthy habit and in this essay I will discuss the various disadvantages of smoking and why I think people should stop smoking.

The most important reason for not smoking is the damage it can do to a person's health, such as Cardiovascular disease and this is the main cause of death due to smoking. Cardiovascular disease is the hardening of the arteries that develops over years. Also smokers are more likely to get cancer than non-smokers. This is particularly true of lung cancer, throat cancer and mouth cancer, which hardly ever affect non-smokers. Also another disease which most smokers die of is Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that is a collective term for a group of conditions that block airflow and make breathing more difficult. It's estimated that 94 per cent of twenty a day smokers have some emphysema when the lungs are examined after death, while more than 90 per cent of non-smokers have little or none this shows that non-smokers are much more healthier and will also live longer than a smoker.

Another reason is the less serious effects it can have on your appearance. Smoking can cause major changes in your appearance and they are not positive ones. Your clothing would begin to smell like smoke and your teeth would turn yellow. On your face, wrinkles develop and you get sagging skin also your fingers turn yellow.

Another good reason for not smoking is that it is very expensive. A smoker spends up to one thousand pounds a year on there cigarettes depending on how much cigarettes they smoke a day. Also smoking effects the things around you , people who smoke have to wash there clothes more. frequently as smoking makes your clothes get dirtier quicker and this means more washing powder has to be bought.

I have discussed the many reasons why people should not smoke.