The Dangers of Smoking.

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Would you risk your life for one of your addictions? Even though we know more about the dangers of smoking, it sill haunts society. Not only does smoking have many dangers, physical outcomes, and costs, but also there are also many positive steps to combat this tribal habit.

Some dangers of smoking are minor outcomes such as: problems breathing, wrinkles, and bad smelling clothes, hair, skin changes to yellowish color from the toxins in cigarettes. Major outcomes from smoking are risks of catching cancer such as lung cancer, cancer of the lip, tongue, pharynx, and bladder. Cancer takes more than 400 thousand lives in the United States per year. One person dies every five minutes from smoking related diseases. Burning tobacco is the main source of indoor pollution in the developed world as it contains over 4,000 dangerous chemicals. Smoking makes you vulnerable to more colds and sickness you would normally not get if you didn't smoke.

Smoking also burns a hole in your pocket with constant rising prices of cigarettes it will cost you about one thousand dollars per year. ("Reasons Not to Smoke" page 2). For instants if you were to smoke a pack a day of Marlboro's cigarettes it would cost one thousand seventy-six dollars and thirty-eight cents per year by buying cartoons of cigarettes. Smoking a pack a day of Camel's Full cigarette flavor would cost one thousand one hundred thirty one dollars and thirteen cents per year buying by the cartoon. To smoke Newport full flavor cigarettes it would cost one thousand two hundred seventy-seven dollars and thirteen cents. To smoke Dunhill International Regular cigarettes it would cost one thousand three hundred eighty-six dollars and sixty-three cents per year. For Misty full flavor cigarettes it would cost eight hundred two dollars and sixty-three cents per...