LETTER: Why smoke?

Smoking ends 1,200 lives each day. If it harms that many people, then why are we just sitting around watching it happen?
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

Smoking ends 1,200 lives each day. If it harms that many people, then why are we just sitting around watching it happen?

Your lungs will be destroyed by smoking, It causes lung cancer and many more cancerous diseases and even death. Secondhand smoke is just as bad as smoking yourself. If we can stop smoking, we would also stop second- and third-hand smoke. Secondhand smoke is physically being there with a person when they are smoking. Third hand smoke is when the cigarette particles stay on the smokers skin, clothes and hair. If a smoker touches an object, those particles now get onto that object. If that object was a young child's toy, and the child put the toy in its mouth, those particles would be ingested into the child's body. So, as you can see, smoking does not just affect the smoker, it affects everybody around the smoker, and this can lead to many more illnesses and deaths.

I hope everyone will see the harm in smoking as I do. Banning it everywhere, instead of just in public places, would end smoking related sickness and death in the world. It would also put more money in people's pockets. As a result, we can stop the damage already done by smoking. I hope that soon we can stop smoking once an for all.

Nikki Mollohan

Milan