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Should cigarettes be legal?

Cigarettes have been around for years. It was how the rich showed how they were rich and they weren’t discovered to be harmful yet. However, many years later, people still smoke very consistently even knowing about the harmful effects of smoking.

There’s not much benefit to smoking and it only causes someone to gradually damage their lungs. Because of this, many people believe that cigarettes should be banned. Since they are not used as a sign of status anymore and only cause harm, they are not needed. It is also harmful to people around the person smoking as the smoke can go into their lungs. This is called passive smoking. Cigarettes have a addictive substance in them which is why some people struggle to quit smoking if they want to. This can be one of the reasons why people continue to smoke despite the numerous health risks involved. In conclusion, cigarettes are incredibly harmful and don’t offer much benefit. Do you think smoking should be banned?

Smoking is known to cause cancer mainly with the lungs. In addition to this, it can also cause cancer in:

  • mouth
  • throat
  • voice box (larynx)
  • oesophagus (the tube between your mouth and stomach)
  • bladder
  • bowel
  • cervix
  • kidney
  • liver
  • stomach
  • pancreas

If you want more information on the effects of smoking then click here to go to the NHS website.

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This post was written by SA.