Smoking is not good in public places and to the environment



“Government Warning: Cigarette smoking is dangerous to your health.” I recall those words to warn all people in television and radio stations; also in cigarette packs were written on either sides.  Some world officials were created and passed the law to ban cigarette smoking in public places. I’m stating the 2 following points to ban smoking in public places especially the rest of the globe:

First, smoking is really harmful to the people’s health. Cigarettes contain nicotine. A nicotine is a colorless, poisonous alkaloid, C10H14N2, derived from the tobacco plant and used as an insecticide. It is the substance in tobacco to which smokers can become addicted. All the acute effects of the tobacco habit are dependent on nicotine, which has complex actions, both on the central nervous system and in the rest of the body. Nicotine acts on certain cell membrane receptors, which were therefore given the name nicotinic receptors. Nicotine was found to mimic the actions of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine: at the neuromuscular junctions in skeletal (voluntary) muscle; at the synapses in the relay stations (the ganglia) of the autonomic nervous system; and in various parts of the brain and spinal cord. In many situations nicotine first activates the nicotinic receptors and then by its continued presence desensitizes them. Normally, at these nicotinic synapses, the transmitter (acetylcholine) is rapidly destroyed by the enzyme cholinesterase, so its action is evanescent; this is not the case with nicotine. Nicotine is not used therapeutically, except for nicotine patches and chewing gum, which are used to help smokers give up the habit. They do not have the dangers associated with constituents of tobacco smoke (Answers.com).

And secondly, cigarette smoking contributes the effects of global warming. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore warned hundreds of  United Nations’ diplomats and staff  about the perils of climate change, claiming: Cigarette smoking is a “significant contributor to global warming.” Gore, who was introduced by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, said the world faces a “full-scale climate emergency that threatens the future of civilization on earth.” (outsidethebeltway.com). Although, cigarette smoking contains carbon dioxide in just small fumes of smoke that strongly destroys not just the health of the people but in our environment.

I, therefore, conclude to this matter —  smoking is not really good because it affects to your health, but not therapeutically, and destroys world’s environment. I ask to all world leaders to cease the harmful effects of cigarette smoking and to save or mend our wounded Earth.

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2 thoughts on “Smoking is not good in public places and to the environment

    1. That’s true. Smoking is not really good in public places, for health, and environment. Smoking accumulates the effects of climate change.

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