Argument: Why You Should Not Smoke Cigarettes You should not smoke cigarettes because of three reasons: Smoking causes cancer, Smoking is an expensive habit and Smoking also can cause heart disease. Smoking is linked to cancer of the lung, mouth, larynx and esophagus. Smoking is an expensive habit with cigarette packs cost anywhere from three to four dollars a pack, it adds up to a great expense. Also smoking cigarettes can cause a higher risk to develop heart disease. The first reason why you should not smoke cigarettes is because it causes cancer. According to National Cancer Institute article entitled, Cigarette Smoking and Cancer: Questions and Answers, 'Cigarette smoking causes 87 percent of lung cancer deaths.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. Smoking is also responsible for most cancers of the larynx, oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, and bladder. In addition it is a cause of kidney, pancreatic, cervical and stomach cancers as well as acute myeloid leukemia." I think with the percent being so elevated at eighty seven percent, this should be a great reason to quit smoking. Each time a smoker picks up a cigarette they should look at this percentage and think is it really worth it.

The second reason why you should not smoke cigarettes is because it's an expensive habit. According to the Middlesex Hospital website, Good Reasons to Stop Smoking Now, "Most people don't realize how much money they spend on cigarettes. Over time, the cost of your habit begins to add up. In one month one pack a day can add up to ninety dollars two packs day one hundred and eight dollars. In six months at one pack a day it can cost five hundred and fifty dollars. In six months two packs a day can cost one thousand one hundred dollars.

This amount really surprised me, but when I read the article, Twenty good reason to stop smoking from the Cancer Society, it stated that "At a rate of twenty cigarettes per day a smoker will pay around $3102 per year to support the habit. Over 20 years that is $62, 040 which is two cars or a major house extension or your children's education." If someone has a small child and they are smoking at the present moment they should look at this quote and take it to heart. The third reason why you should not smoke cigarettes is because it increases your chances for a heart disease. According to American Heart Association website, Cigarette Smoking and Cardiovascular Diseases, "Cigarette smoking increases the risk of coronary heart disease by itself. Smoking increases blood pressure, decreases exercise tolerance and increases the tendency for blood to clot." I think heart disease is a great risk for death, smoking increases the chances of someone developing a serious disease, and this is something people should think of before they light up. These are the reasons someone should stop smoking.

You can tell someone who smokes all these facts but they must look at the whole picture and tell themselves it is time to quit. I also learned a lot from the research I did on this article; I am not a smoker nor will I ever be. Bibliography Cancer Society, 20 Good Reasons to Stop Smoking web Hospital, Good Reasons to Stop Smoking Now web Cancer Institute, Cigarette Smoking and Cancer: Questions and Answers web 14. htm American Heart Association, Cigarette Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease web.