RESEARCH PAPER 2.6.08

RESEARCH PAPER 2.6.08 - Tony Emadzadeh Ms. Cordes English...

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Tony Emadzadeh Emadzadeh Ms. Cordes English 10-Period 3 07/02/08 Cigarettes- Killing Our Country Many teenagers in the United States smoke cigarettes . “It is estimated that smoking results in more deaths each year in the United States than alcohol , cocaine, heroine , AIDS, suicide, homicide, motor vehicle accidents, and fires combined” (Adolescent Cigarette Smoking: A Longitudinal Analysis through Young Adulthood 1- 20) . Smoking is extremely harmful for teenagers , because it is harder for teenagers to stop smoking , it leads to a shorter life, and they are presented with a gateway to the use of drugs . Cigarettes are extremely , and dangerously addictive. “Cigarettes contain nicotine- a powerfully addictive substance . The younger a person starts smoking , the more likely he is to become strongly addicted to nicotine” (Tips For Teens ... The Truth About Tobacco) . Addiction to tobacco is hard to control . Young people often underestimate the addictiveness of tobacco and the effect of tobacco use on their health (Tips For Teens ... The Truth About Tobacco). More than a third of kids who try smoking become daily smokers before leaving high school (Too Many Kids Smoke 21) . It is very hard to stop smoking cigarettes as an adult , but it is even harder for teenagers.
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Tony Emadzadeh Emadzadeh Ms. Cordes English 10-Period 3 07/02/08 Many teenagers who smoke cannot quit by the time they are adults . “Of the adult tobacco users , more than 80 percent report using tobacco regularly before age 18” (Cigarette Smoking Among Adolescents With Alcohol and other Drug Use Problems 221-227) . Out of all of the adult tobacco users in the world , close to all of them started
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RESEARCH PAPER 2.6.08 - Tony Emadzadeh Ms. Cordes English...

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