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Endo 1 Cigarette Smoking My friends and I were walking leisurely across the campus grounds, talking about our upcoming lecture when another student in front of us lit a cigarette. Immediately, all of the smoke consumed us as we inhaled the toxic chemicals. I started to cough from the unhealthy smoke so my friends and I had to take a detour to class to avoid inhaling more of it. Cigarette smoking is an unhealthy habit that not only affects those smoking, but also the surrounding people. According to the American Lung Association, “cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable disease and death worldwide.” Smoking leads to many health consequences, affecting others through second-hand smoke, and has become an environmental issue. There has been much debate about cigarette smoking and whether it is constitutionally right to ban smoking. In a recent article in the New York Times, it states that, “Californians are smoking less than most other Americans.” This statement is backed up by evidence showing how California has tightened their smoking laws by increasing taxes on cigarettes and placing a ban on smoking in public places. As a result, California is benefiting from these changes because it makes life harder for smokers. Therefore, “lung cancer rates are going down more than three times as fast in California than in the rest of the country” (New York Times). Cigarettes have become an environmental problem that is causing deforestation in many developing countries that supply tobacco. Tobacco has become an important trade crop that is very profitable to those countries producing them, but also depletes their forest areas. The trees are being cut down in order to make space for tobacco plantations. In Malawi, one of the largest tobacco producing countries, about 26% of the total deforestation is a result from producing
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course ENG 1B taught by Professor Rodriguez during the Winter '11 term at UC Riverside.

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