Propagandist Essay: Smoking Should be Outlawed

by boromir527

Fellow Americans, smoking is a horrible thing that destroys your heart and lungs. Smoking does this to anyone and everyone around you as well. It causes massive worldwide death and needs to be made illegal. It is estimated that more than 100 million people have been killed from tobacco-related illnesses in the 20th century. That’s more deaths than the Black Plague!

Have you ever walked by someone who is smoking? Or inhaled the disgusting fumes from someone else’s cigarette? Well, that person is very likely to become one of the 443,000 people who die each year (in the U.S.) from tobacco-related diseases. Over 40,000 of those deaths will come from second-hand smoke.

Over 12% of women smoke throughout their pregnancies. And, 120,000 babies are born each year in the U.S. with birth defects. Smoking is responsible for 13% of these defects. Babies are innocent. They should not have to suffer for their mother’s mistakes.

It’s true. Nicotine is an extremely addictive drug. Even if it is, there is no excuse not to quit. There are thousands of American Addiction Centers in the United States. Modern technology and medicine are making it easier and easier to quit.

The United States of America needs to stop all of this. If we could pass a law to making smoking or the selling of tobacco substances illegal under any circumstance, it would end. The number of deaths from tobacco would dwindle.The lives of innocent people who die each year from second hand smoking would be spared.

Smoking is a terrible thing that causes massive worldwide death. Too many people are dying each year because of this. If this law is passed, smoking can and will be put to an abrupt end.