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Did you know three cigarettes could get one addicted? Every time one takes a puff of a cigarette
they’re playing a dangerous game with life. I always wondered, Why are cigarettes so deadly, what is in
cigarettes, if people know they’re deadly then why do they still smoke them, and finally why does the
government allow people to buy these when they can kill you? Every time one smokes a cigarette it’s like
putting a gun to your head and pulling the trigger with out knowing if the gun is loaded or not. I’ll do
what’s within my ability to answer these questions in this essay. I browsed the internet (isn’t it a wonderful
tool?) and used other references and my knowledge to determine why cigarettes are addictive, unhealthy,
and unappealing. If we could vote to make cigarettes illegal then I’d vote yes. If your vote is no then after
you read this essay I hope you will vote yes and save millions of adult and CHILDREN lives.

Cigarettes are very unappealing. Do you like the smell of an old used ashtray? I don’t and most other
people don’t either. Well how would you like for smoking area to smell like that and wouldn’t be able to
do anything about it. You know how some smokers’ teeth are yellow. This is one result of the tar staining
their teeth. All white items in your smoking area could turn yellow as a result in the tar you exhale along
with many other chemicals. Premature wrinkles are another result in smoking.

Cigarettes are very unhealthy. If you knew what is in cigarettes you would think twice about even
touching them. The basic substances are nicotine, tobacco, and TAR. Yes TAR that black smelly stuff that
you have on your roof, in the streets, and if you smoke in your lungs. These are some other substances
used to make cigarettes: Uranium, water, Carbon Dioxide. These chemicals are also used to make nuclear
bombs. I guess smokers enjoy smoking nuclear bombs. Some side effects of smoking are many forms of
cancer, thickening of the blood, making the arteries thinner and smaller, cancer of the vocal cords You’ll
have to talk out of a microphone in you’re neck, and could cause constant Bronchitis.

Addiction is probably the worst part. Before I explain what addiction is like I’m going to tell you
about the process of addiction. 1. You light the cigarette. 2. You smoke two or three. 3. That dizziness is
the nicotine traveling throughout your body. 4. The nicotine takes effect and you want another and another
and so on. 5. You’re addicted. Now for what it’s like. Every time you get angry or sad you want a
cigarette. If you’ve had a stressful day you may want one after a day’s work to calm your nerves. If you
have no way of getting them you’ll steal them or get other people to steal them for you. You may also get
others to buy cigarettes for you, or buy them from other people and get ripped off.

For those of you who voted no earlier and changed to yes, good for you. For those of you who
voted no and kept your vote remember smoking is unhealthy, unappealing, and very addictive. I hope I
answered many of your questions. Thank you for taking time to read my essay. I hope you will agree with
me that cigarettes should be illegal.

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