Negative effects of Smoking

Essay by Sierraoz5438High School, 10th gradeA-, October 2014

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Sierra Osborne


Personal Fitness-03


One of the most common problems today that is killing people, all over the world, is smoking. When someone smokes a cigarette they are not only hurting themselves, but others around them. Smoking does many horrible things to the human body that most people are not aware of. Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive. Some of the bad effects of smoking are physical effects, physiological effects and social effects.

Commercials show that smoking is a way to relax and to be cool by smoking cigarettes; they never show the negative side of it. For example, addiction is one of the bad side effects of smoking and it is caused by nicotine. Once one inhales the cigarette he or she will want the need for another one. Smokers need to smoke an increasing number of cigarettes in order to feel the same satisfaction, and they continue to smoke every single day without fears.

Many people change their personalities because of the addiction to smoking. One may adopt more grouchy and violent behavior and need a cigarette to relax, but instead it is doing more damage. Researchers have even found ways to control addictions and some have succeeded while many have failed. People at a younger age start to get addicted by the nicotine in the cigarette and this is where the problem starts. First of all, teenagers smoke because they want to fit in. Teens see their friends smoke and they think it makes them look cool or independent. The first cause of smoking which is Nicotine is an addictive and harmful substance contained in cigarettes. It reduces tension and it is also believed that it can have a calming effect on people who are anxious...