Tobacco is very addictive. Its main chemical is nicotine, a toxic colorless or yellowish, oily liquid, the chief active constituent of tobacco. It acts as a stimulant in small doses, but in larger amounts, it blocks the action of autonomic nerve and skeletal muscle cells. It’s so addictive that seasoned smokers can’t often go but just a few hours without a smoke and withdrawal symptoms are quite intense, though not as harsh as alcohol and opiates. If something is so addictive that people can’t go long without it and so addictive that people struggle for a lifetime trying to quit, then something so detrimental to one’s health should be made illegal, and not just illegal in a small sense: Repercussion for its use, possession, production and sale should result in dire penalties like extreme fines, jail time and criminal proceedings.
Tobacco use (mostly smoking) causes premature aging and wrinkling of skin on the hands and face.Just look at a smoker and compare to a non-smoker of the same age.Fingers get yellowed, teeth get discolored and besides stinking, their clothes and furniture they use usually have burn marks in them. Cigarettes while driving are more dangerous than cell phones. For real.If you drop a cell phone on your lap, you do not panic.Drop a lit cigarette on your lap, and it becomes quite an important task to find that smoke fast!
One reason to criminalize the production, sale and consumption of cigarettes is due to the fact that smoking tobacco has no medical value whatsoever. Research and science says its use is a major cause of cancer and other problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and others. Some people, on the contrary, smoke their entire lives without so much as a bad cough – but they are in the minority. Moderate alcohol consumption, rather, has been shown to thin blood, lower the heart rate and relax people. Tobacco does the complete opposite. The consumption and production and sale of tobacco should be made illegal because it’s quite unhealthy – more than that, it kills millions of people around the world each year.
Well, if the production and sale of cigarettes were to be made illegal, fewer teens would be seeking cigarettes, and less people would begin smoking this addictive, unhealthy substance in the first place. They would not see it, so they would not want it.Almost half a million Americans per year die prematurely because of tobacco use (many others die due to tobacco use around the world). Almost everyone knows a friend or relative that died early because of the ill effects of tobacco. Lung cancer, emphysema, high blood pressure (leading to diabetes, heart attack and stroke) as well as cancers of the mouth and throat