What is the most addictive drug in the USA?
Five million people – that’s how many people die due to tobacco-related causes a year as stated by The World Health Organization. I find this absolutely shocking as this is roughly one person dying every six seconds. Have you ever thought of what is in a cigarette? Cigarette smoke contains over four thousand chemicals, including forty-three known cancer-causing compounds and four hundred other deadly toxins. Cigarette ingredients include nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, and DDT. Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs; in fact, it’s the most addictive drug in the United States of America.
Being addicted to something is when you are physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance. Therefore an addiction is a fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance or activity. So why on earth would anyone want to be in this state? You could ask the 1 billion people who smoke cigarettes, well the 15% who actually don’t regret starting smoking; the other 85% said they wished they had never started. “If I’d realized how hard it would be to stop I would never have started in the first place. I’ve tried to give up several times, but it’s an addiction I can’t break,” said Mary Beecham, a 62-year-old woman from Leigh on Sea in Essex, in a statement.
Cigarette smokers are not the only ones who suffer because they smoke that poison. non -smokers will have to deal with second-hand or secondary smoke. Secondary smoke is smoke inhaled involuntarily from tobacco being smoked by others. Inhaling this secondary smoke is extremely bad for you and can lead to lung cancer and other horrible problems such as heart disease and asthma attacks in asthmatics. In the United States of America, roughly three thousand adults die every year to lung cancer due to secondary smoke. Secondary smoke is not the only problem of being around a smoker. For instance, if your partner were a smoker, you would have to put up with their disgusting breath, yellow-stained teeth, the old looking wrinkly skin at a young age and the vile stench of cigarette smoke following them everywhere they go.