Tobacco, to Parkinson’s disease. In the July 2011

              Tobacco,
a wild plant, has been growing robustly for nearly 8000 years in the planet Earth.
Two millennial ago, it was started to be chewed and smoked during ceremonies
and events. By the 18th century smoking had become more popular. Now, in 2017
about 1.1 billion people are smokers, according to World Health Organization.

              Some
people believe that there are health benefits of smoking. According to some
studies, long-term smokers are somehow immune to Parkinson’s disease. In the
July 2011 issue of the journal Physiology & Behavior, a study suggested
that nicotine triggers smokers to eat less. Another study explained how smoking
lowers the risk of death after some heart attacks. Does smoking sound healthy
now? Think again.

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              Cigarette
smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United
States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year, or 1 of every 5
deaths.1  The ill effects of
smoking are plentiful and deadly. It is well-known that lung cancer is one of
the greatest problems caused by smoking. The American Lung Association
estimates that when a cigarette is exposed to fire, the reaction creates about
3,000 chemicals, many of which are carcinogens. When exposed to the mouth,
esophagus and lungs, these chemicals can cause serious damage, even death.

              Smoking
doesn’t only effect you physically, it also has a serious effect on your
financial circumstances. In US the average cost of a pack of cigarettes is
$6.00. For a smoker who smokes only a single pack a day, smoking could cost $2200
a year. Other financial impacts include the loss in value of cars and homes
that have been smoked in, as well as any health or insurance bills associated
with smoking.

              There is
no reason to smoke. Yet, there are lots of reasons to quit smoking. There may
be a small amount of benefits of smoking, but they are nothing compared to the
damages it gives to your body and pocket.

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