The War On Tobacco


Each day, millions of Americans of all ages light up a cigarette distributed by the tobacco companies. Smoking is a habit that, in the long run, causes cancer and other diseases associated with the lungs. Now, this deadly cancer causing drug is one of the leading causes of death in America today. Some may argue that it is a person╣s choice to smoke and that the tobacco companies are innocent because of this. In actuality, the tobacco companies are to blame for toying with the lives of millions of Americans. For many years, the tobacco companies have been keeping secrets from the American public and lied about the true effects of cigarette smoking causing our older generations╣ deaths. ...

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inevitable deaths. The tobacco companies have been arguing for years that no studies have been done within their company about the correlation of cigarette smoking and lung cancer and that they are ignorant on that matter. They have been keeping things from us for years while studies outside the tobacco companies had been done to help prove that smoking is harmful in the short and long runs to one╣s health. There was a memo written in 1963 marked │strictly private and confidential▓ which stated,▓ moreover, nicotine is addictive... We are then in the business of selling nicotine, an addictive drug effective in the release of stress mechanisms.▓(Hwang). If the tobacco companies were in fact │ignorant▓ on the correlation between their product and lung cancer along with other diseases, then they should make themselves more educated about their own product or suffer the consequences and face law suits from the government and citizens of America. But, in fact, the tobacco ...

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Instead of adding more nicotine, they decided to go farther with the potency by adding ammonia based compounds to cigarettes. This makes the drug more harmful to one╣s health and also causes more of an addiction. Even without increasing other drugs in the cigarette, the effects of nicotine can by far addict a person alone. Nicotine is a drug that causes the release of dopamine. Dopamine has many different effects on the brain and is mainly associated with pleasure. Another memo was found in 1995, stating that nicotine had a │similar organic chemical▓ to drugs like cocaine and morphine. With such a high level of potency, the warnings should not be in fine print, but ...

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