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4.1 Beyond the Smoke Screen

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Jenna Clifton

on 28 January 2013

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Transcript of 4.1 Beyond the Smoke Screen

Jenna Clifton Tobacco and its Impact. Whats in your cigarette? Cigarettes contain deadly chemicals such as pesticides, formaldehyde, and benzene. Each of these chemicals proves to be incredibly dangerous to a smokers health. Formaldehyde is used to preserve dead bodies, while benzene can be found in gasoline. Health risks from Smoking. Overtime, smoking can cause lung cancer,and even heart attacks. Even someone who only experiences secondhand smoke can have lung problems and develop throat, brain, or even bladder cancer. If a parent smokes while the child is in the womb, they have a higher chance of developing a rare cancer called hepatoblastoma. Who is affected by your smoking? If you smoke and have children, not only are you destroying your own lungs, but also the lungs of your child. Smoking affects everyone around you, and it affects them in negative ways. You could be slowly intoxicating them with your habit, and it could also lead to you breaking apart their lives if you become fatally ill and pass away. It affects everyone around you, whether you realize it or not. Can Tobacco Kill? The answer is yes. Roughly 443,000 people die from smoking or being a victim of secondhand smoke per year. According to Dr. Brundtland, "A cigarette is the only consumer product which when used as directed kills its consumer." Tobacco products are made to appeal to the youth of America, but all it does is decrease ones life span, and prevent people from living a healthy life.
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