The Disadvantages of Smoking
The disadvantages of smoking Smoking is one of the worst things kids and adults can do to their bodies. But it is widespread in China, even some of the high school students are smoking now. I think we should tell more people about the effects of smoking. Here are some disadvantages which I have seen, read, or heard about smoking before. Smoking affects your own bodies’ health. In my family, my dad and most of my uncles smoke. It has been almost 20 years since they have started smoking. This long a time smoking made them have yellow teeth, smelly clothes, and yellow fingers.
Smoking also made them easy to get a cough. There are also a couple of my female friends that smoke now. Most of them are easy to get tired and angry. So they sometimes may have fight with other students. Also, they pay fewer attention to the classes at school. Except those things above, smoking also causes cancer. Actually, smoking is the number one cause of deaths due to lung cancer, and other serious diseases. For girls, smoking can make you have a bad skin and performance. Smoking also affects the people around you when you smoke. Have you ever heard about second hand smoke?
This is actually the name of it. In most ways, second hand smoke comes from the end of a lighted cigarette or exhales by a smoker. Second hand smoke causes cancer and other kinds of diseases and deaths to non-smoking people. I think it is unfair to a non-smoking person, because of you; they may have the same or worse health problems than you do. If a pregnant woman is exposed to second hand smoke, there will be a risk of having low birth-weight babies. Smoking is a big cost of your ordinary lives, too. Cigarettes are expensive. A pack of cigarettes costs $4. 0 in the United States, on average. According to this, we know even if you buy just one pack one week, you will spend $234 per year. But if you smoke a pack per day, that would be $1624 per year. For this money, you can buy many clothes, shoes, CDs, and computer games instead. My dad counted the money my whole family spent on cigarettes last year. The number of the money we spent is $15,000. My dad and uncles needed two or three packs per day; they also smoke good cigarettes, so the price of cigarettes would be more expensive than the average price in America.
They like to send their friends or other family members cigarettes as gifts, too. That will be another reason for them to spend such a big number of money on smoking. Smoking is easy to start but hard to stop. This is because cigarettes have tobacco inside. Tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive. Just like drugs, your body will quickly become so used to the nicotine, so that it would request you to smoke every day to make yourself feel normal. I remember my dad tried to give up smoking many times, but he failed in every time of trying.
He told me that it was hard for him to give up smoking for a long time. If he didn’t smoke for one day, he would feel so uncomfortable, and then he would smoke more times than before! Due to all the things above, we know how important it is for a person to stay away from smoking. If you never smoke, the bad effects of those above will never get to you. But for a smoking person, I suggest you to try your best to give up smoking. As you stop smoking, you will have better performance and looks, more money and energy, and also more life to live!