It is Immoral to Smoke

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It is Immoral to Smoke

We live in a society where it is normal for a person to smoke. We as a society; however, are ignorant in our ways. That too is immoral because we do not think before we do things. No one really thinks before they smoke. I have experience myself. When I have smoked I did not care about dying or not; I did not care whether the person I was smoking next to was going to develop cancer either. It is immoral to make the wrong judgments. It is our duty as human beings to preserve our intellect, our bodies, our lives, and the lives of everyone else.

My grandfather was one of those people, who after a long day at work, came home and smoked three to four packs. Smoking was relaxing and calm for him. He smoked on a regular basis for 10 years.

After he quit smoking he exercised, ate right, and lived a very healthy life. In 1999 my grandfather developed lung cancer. Even though he lived a very healthy life, cancer was still able to develop in him. After a year of developing cancer, my grandfather suffered a horrible death. For five days he could not eat nor could he drink. Cancer took his life, but in actuality it was smoking that took his life.

According to Elizabeth Whelan, Sc. D., M.P.H., "Consumers know only in the generic sense that cigarettes are dangerous. To be truly informed about the dangers of tobacco, consumers must have answers to concerns like what the specific risks of smoking are, what the danger of smoking is compared with other life risks, how much and how long someone has to smoke before this risk increases, and what other life-style factors might influence the risks of smoking.