The Effects of Cigarette Smoking
There have been numerous campaigns against cigarette smoking
communicating that this vice causes death. But a threat to health
doesn’t seem to be a good reason for quitting anymore. People somehow
block themselves and ignore all the information that is given to them.
The purpose of this essay is to discuss three effects of cigarette
smoking, besides the broadly mentioned possibility of developing cancer
or dying, which are the smell of smoke, the stained teeth, and the cost
of doing it.
The first effect of cigarette smoking, and probably the one that the
non-smokers hate the most, is that it permeates everything around it.
Smokers usually have smelly hair, breath, clothes, and, if they smoke
indoors, a smelly room. The stench of cigarette smoke is very
penetrating and hard to remove. Even if the person quits smoking the
odor remains for a long time.
The second effect of cigarette smoking is one that most people don’t
even take into consideration. It stains the teeth yellow or sometimes
even brown. Since this effect is long term, most people are not aware
of it when they begin smoking. The truth is that a cigarette stain is
very hard to eliminate from the teeth, and it will probably end up
costing a considerable amount of money. Yellow teeth are disgusting
because they give an unhygienic image and make people look older.
The third effect of smoking is that it will eventually end up affecting
the smoker’s personal economy. Depending on the country the prices of
cigarettes can differ. But even at an affordable price the regular
consumption of cigarettes will eventually take its economic toll.
These are only three out of many other effects that cigarette smoking
can have, but to any sensible person they are more than enough to
realize that smoking is bad. People can’t possibly be proud of calling
themselves smokers. It is terrible for health as well as personal
appearance. In the end, those who live in poverty, stink of smoke, and
have yellow teeth are the people who are affected the most by this life