Should Tobacco Be Legal Or Become Illegal? Essay

1433 Words Jan 15th, 2016 6 Pages
Should Tobacco Be Legal or Become Illegal? We all know that tobacco causes many cancers, but I do not think we understand the power we have to ban the use of tobacco and to make people healthier. (Pronouns to include the audience) We also do not think of the other things that tobacco causes. It is a cause of distracted driving. It causes users to go into debt as people waste all of their savings on something that has the power to kill them. Often, people let this information go in through one ear and out the other and ignore these consequences and still choose to use tobacco. Considering the effects of tobacco, tobacco should become illegal, as it would result in a healthier America. About 15 billion cigarettes are sold daily- or 10 million every minute (WPRO). That is a big number, I know. But get this: six million people die every year because of tobacco. In that number, five million of those tobacco users smoke, but also about 600,000 non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke. If no action takes place, it is expected that about eight million people will die annually, by 2030 (WPRO). There is one more shocking statistic to be aware of: smoking accounts for 30% of all cancer deaths and 87% of lung cancer deaths (Newman). If tobacco is banned, the cancer rates will go down. Overall, death rates will go down.
Many people think that the illegal drugs out there are much worse than tobacco, but those people are wrong. The main reason why people think this is because those…

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