Smoking is a very serious thing that can truly affect your body and can even cause death. "Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body...Smoking also increases the risk of dying from cancer and other diseases in cancer patients and survivors. If nobody smoked, one of every three cancer deaths in the United States would not happen."("Health Effects"). The cigarette affects the body in many ways but if you can stop or limit the number of cigarettes a person can buy you can reduce the number of smoking induced cancer patients.*** National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Office on Smoking and Health, "Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking", Smoking and Tobacco Use, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 15 May 2017, https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/index.htm
This article serves to provide an opposing view point about how smoking has several health benefits. The issue focuses on health benefits of smoking like being less likely to have Parkinson's disease or having less risk of getting thyroid cancer. They did studies to test this theory and found out that nicotine has something to do with interfering with Parkinson's disease making smokers less likely to get the disease compared to non-smokers (Bellew). When people think about smoking, they mostly focus on the negatives regarding medical problems, but nobody looks at the benefits. These benefits may help a smoker determine whether or not these benefits outweigh the negatives.*** Bellew, B, Greenhalgh, EM & Winstanley, MH. 3.28 Health 'benefits' of smoking? In Scollo, MM and Winstanley, MH [editors]. Tobacco in Australia: Facts and issues. Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria; 2015. Available from http://www.tobaccoinaustralia.org.au/3-28-health-benefits-of-smoking-
You'll be amazed at the changes to your body and lungs after quitting smoking. This info-graphic explains what happens to your body after you quit smoking. It starts from twenty minutes after you quit to ten years with some of the body healing processes being reduced risk of a disease or a brain process being fixed (My Southern Health). This info-graphic provides the benefits of smoking that can help show that there should be a limit to the number of cigarettes a person can buy.***My Southern Health, Infographic: This is Your Body After You Quit Smoking, 19 November 2015, http://www.mysouthernhealth.com/infographic-this-is-your-body-after-you-quit-smoking/,
This flyer of information talks about the related costs of smokers vs non-smokers and talks about how much money you can save if you quit smoking. The author did a study see how much males and females would spend in a lifetime and concluded the costs to range from around 19,000-24,000. Also part of the study showed how much people saved from quitting being around 11,000 dollars. This page helps me with my research question because it provides the costs for people to be able to see that a lot of money from a persons budget is put towards buying cigarettes. But look how much someone can save from quitting. That money can be able to help pay for other things like a house mortgage or maybe even a new car.***Boonn, Ann, Campaign For Tobacco Free Kids, Tobacco Free Kids, 22 December 2014, https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/assets/factsheets/0327.pdf
The website talks about how websites selling cigarettes are starting to replace cigarettes sold at a retail store. The website states, " However, the internet offers the possibility of purchasing from Indian reservations or from states with lower excise taxes without having to physically drive there. A ready source of cheap cigarettes is now a mouse click away. This may have significant public health implications because tobacco consumption is adversely affected by price. When cigarette prices increase, smokers are likely to smoke less, change to cheaper generic brands, or quit smoking altogether." (Ribisl & Kim & Williams). Cigarettes are starting to take over the internet making it very easy for people to have access to cigarettes. No matter what cigarette companies are trying to find a way to sell their cigarettes, but if we add a limit to the number they can sell it will make it harder for them to sell so much.*** Ribisl KM, Kim AE, Williams R , "Web sites selling cigarettes: How Many Are There in the USA and What Are Their Sales Practices?", Tobacco Control 2001;10:352-359.
This article talks about how E-cigarettes are starting to be used more often and are starting to be used as cessation aids. " Tobacco companies recently entered the e-cigarette market, promoting them as safe alternatives to conventional cigarettes, as effective cessation aids, and as safe products that enable smoking in public without contravening smoke-free policies" (Muzi) These e-cigarettes are talked about in the article as a safer way to smoke and can help a person quit. Maybe using these e-cigarettes will help lessen the number of people who smoke and may ultimately help the person protect their body more. ***Grano, Caterina Lucidi, Fabio Muzi, Milena Lazuras, Lambros Online Infobase, National Institutes of Health, 21 December 2015, http://online.infobase.com/HRC/Search/JournalArticle/11?extarticleId=7933&sourceId=1&q=e-cigarettes