This is a problem soultion paper on smoking.

Essay by littlerbit420College, UndergraduateA, November 2003

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Every year we lose 4.9 million people worldwide, not from aids, homicides, drugs, or even auto accidents, but from smoking. Smoking kills more than all of those combined. In America alone we have 1,200 smoking fatalities in one day. This is why I am against smoking. An estimated 46.5 million adults in the United States smoke cigarettes, even though this single behavior will result in death, or disability for half of all regular users.

The question is, why do people start smoking? Is it because society gives in to peer pressure, or do people just want to look cool? Maybe, they started smoking to calm their nerves, which then lead slowly to addiction. Research has proven that there are more then 250 harmful, toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke that can cause cancer in humans and animals. Smoking can cause chronic lung and heart disease; also can cause strokes, and cancer of the lungs, larynx, esophagus, mouth, and bladder.

Pregnant women who smoke are more likely to give birth to low weight babies; also increases the babies risk to die from sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It's a proven fact that in 300,000 children raised by smoking parents or relatives, suffer from respiratory tract infections. Based on long-term studies, more than 50% of deaths of continuing smokers will be attributable to smoking. Smoking attributed deaths of reformed smokers range from 10% to 37%, depending on when they quit.

The best solution for a smoker's addiction is to quit cold turkey, put them down and don't look back. That is easier said than done, that's why there are so many other options to make it a reality to quit. There are many different products on the market, and also certain types of support groups. Products such as a nicotine patches, and...