Smokers vs Non Smokers BY Jbest036 Smokers versus Non Smokers In the past when you walked into a bar, a restaurant or even any public place a lot of times all you could smell was the lingering pastime of a stale cigarette. But now society has come to realize that even that second-hand smoke can be a silent killer. Cigarettes contain over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which is known to cause cancer. Most lung cancer and lung diseases are linked back to the terrible addition of becoming a smoker or being around someone who so kindly shared their smoke with you.
Yet we ave been told time and time again of the harsh long term sometimes fatal effects of smoking and we will do it? Today I would like elaborate a little on the major difference in someone who smokes and those how abstain. In todays society with all the stressors and day to day things we deal with, some people are Just unable to function without that little while rolled up paper to take the edge off. As a previous social smoker I never really realized how much it affected others around me or that I smelled so horrendous after the fact even if it was Just a ouple while I enjoyed a few adult beverages.
But now as a non-smoker, it really gets to me when I am around a large group of people or even Just one person who is smoking in my presence. It causes my eyes to water, my nose to burn and sometimes sticks to my clothes and hair without even asking! It has now become the governments increase in income and way of life for many people. Nicotine is an addictive drug, which when inhaled in cigarette smoke reaches the brain faster than the use of IV drugs.
Smokers not only become physically addicted to nicotine; they also link smoking with many social activities, making smoking a difficult habit to break. I would not necessarily say that smoking could be a good thing but sometimes it can help you to meet new people not that you have to step away from your friends to go outside and for many Just make time pass a little easier. The smokers shack or corner is usually the place where you can hear all the best drama and there is always plenty of gossip to go around. Yet there are such long term consequences why would anyone chose to become one?
It’s an age old question that will probably never resolve until the government takes control and completely bans tobacco use all together. Yet when you quit smoking and turn to the “other side” of being a non-smoker you will sit back and think, “how could I have ever done that for so long? ” As a non-smoker I am able to walk or even run a mile without having breathing difficulty, I don’t have to find extra perfumes and lotions to cover the smell when I walk into a public place. No need to fight the cold or extreme heat to go outside for a quick puff.
I feel like I have more energy and my breath doesn’t smell from the terrible habit. As a non-smoker you become thankful for the law that were improvised to ban public smoking in restaurants, bars and indoors of any kind. I now have a grandmother who has never smoked a day in her life that fghts every day to breathe with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema because of the second hand smoke she was exposed while owning a bar ee the long-term affect she has to deal with no one else, you get a little disgusted.
I believe in freedom in doing what you want to your body and have no hard feelings toward someone who chooses to smoke. I Just think that if you sat down and actually compared the benefits to the risks you might second your chose to become one of the statistics who will one day be unable to breathe without help. Every 10 minutes someone dies from a smoke related condition, would you still be a smoker?