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Quite a few people smoke cigarettes all around the world on a daily basis. Although, production and sale of cigarettes contribute to a country’s economy it may actually be argued that should production and sale of cigarettes be made illegal? More and more people are arguing on this topic over the years. For one reasons, cigarette smoke contains 4000+ chemicals which harm our body. Secondly, cigarette affects our body’s respiratory system drastically. Lastly, it financially affects a person due to the addiction towards it. I believe that manufacturing of cigarettes should be illegal for the benefits to humans.First of all, cigarette smoke contains over 4000 chemicals which harm our body in some or the other way. One of those chemicals is Benzene. In cigarettes, Benzene is used as an adhesive to seal the paper. According to research, it is found that exposure to Benzene causes cancer of the blood cells. Along with chemicals there are also various toxic gases present. Carbon Monoxide is found in cigarette smoke. It can quickly kill people due to exposure in large quantity. Carbon Monoxide is the gas released in car exhausts. Carbon Monoxide is produced in cigarette when the tobacco and paper burn. There are many other toxic gases present such as Hydrogen Cyanide, Butane and Methane.In addition, production and sale of cigarettes should be made illegal as cigarette smoking has no medical value whatsoever. Cigarette contains heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, beryllium, chromium, nickel and arsenic. According to the US National Cancer Institute, exposure to these metals can lead to various types of cancer. The filter used in cigarette is made out of Vinyl Chloride. When the smoke passes through the filter Vinyl Chloride is also picked up on the way. This chemical increases the chance of brain, liver and lung cancer, as well as leukemia and lymphoma.Furthermore, smoking cigarettes not only damages the body’s respiratory system’s protective mechanic but continue to assault it. There are many more risks caused by cigarette smoking which include diseases such as Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema. These diseases block the path through which oxygen enters the main blood stream to the heart. In minor cases, it can lead to the pulmonary (name associated to lungs) artery to narrow in terms of lumen width. Apart from the damage to the smoker, the people who are in the surrounding of the individual are also at a risk of these diseases. The smoke exhaled by the individual’s mouth is actually worse than what he breathes. There are many kids and teenagers affected due to this reason. Cigarette smoking is also one of the reasons of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) also known as heart attack or cardiac arrest. According to a survey, if a woman smokes during pregnancy the danger is passed onto the offspring. Finally, nicotine present in cigarettes make it worse. Nicotine is a drug which is a substance that causes an addiction towards cigarettes. Once you start smoking, it’s difficult to quit! By lighting up twenty cigarettes a day, smokers end up wasting $2041 on an average per annum even after choosing a cheap brand. There is also long term financial impacts as the problems caused by cigarette smoking require a large amount to be cured. An individual can save $7.5 to $12.6 a week by quitting the habit. It also distracts an individual from their job.Some people ignore the negative impact of cigarette smoking. They believe that there are no health problems caused by it. Research and science justifies all of the risk involved in cigarette smoking. It is difficult to stop smoking in a snap but reducing some number daily/weekly will certainly do the job. But stopping it is necessary in a longer period of time. Still the main problem is that the damaged caused even by smoking one cigarette is irreversible!Keeping people free from health problems, stopping the addiction and wastage of money are strong reasons to make production and sale of cigarettes illegal. Every day that goes without making them illegal means that people will continue to face problem regarding their health. Let’s make production and sale of cigarettes illegal as soon as possible!

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