Advice - Smoking Cessation Advice Essay

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Besides the most serious medical consequences, smoking causes bad breath, yellowing of teeth and is considered equally damaging to the skin in terms of premature aging and wrinkles as overexposure to the sun. Finally, the increased awareness of the dangers of second-hand smoke have already led to laws prohibiting smoking in the workplace, in restaurants and other public areas, and even in residential buildings. In general, smoking is becoming something that many people consider evidence of poor decision making or even low intelligence.

The decision to start smoking is just not consistent with good judgment and intelligent choices. The fact that so many people who already smoke wish they had never started and the difficulty they experience in trying to quit should be enough proof to anybody that starting is a very bad idea. Healthcare costs are one of the most expensive bills that Americans pay and a substantial amount of their increasing costs every year are attributable to the effects of smoking.

Smoking is virtually unparalleled in the many types of harms associated with it.

To achieve all of the negative health and cosmetic consequences of smoking in other ways, one would have to stop exercising, become obese, stop brushing one's teeth, and purposely get sunburned repeatedly. Duplicating all of its negative social consequences might require wearing a shirt that says "I'm with stupid" and telling prospective landlords that you just got evicted from your last apartment for playing drums all night every night.

References

Brody, Jane. In Adolescents, Addiction to Tobacco Comes Easy. The New York Times. (February 2, 2008).

O'Neill, Xana and Lite, Jordan. Real Estate Companies Making it Tougher for Smokers in Their Homes.…

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References

Brody, Jane. In Adolescents, Addiction to Tobacco Comes Easy. The New York Times. (February 2, 2008).

O'Neill, Xana and Lite, Jordan. Real Estate Companies Making it Tougher for Smokers in Their Homes. The New York Daily News (March 30, 2008).

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