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1. Introduction

2. History

3. Once you start , It’s hard to stop !

4. How smoking affects your health

5. Ban on Advertising

6. Ban on smoking

7. Conclusion

8. Debate1. Introduction

When your parents were young , people could buy cigarettes and smoke pretty much anywhere even in hospitals ! Ads for cigarettes were all over the place . Today were more awareabout how bad smoking is for our health. Smoking is restricted or banned in almost all public places and cigarette companies are no longer allowed to advertise on buses or trains , billboards , tv , andin many magazines.

Smoking can shorten your life by 14 years or more ; and that the habit can cost a smoker thousands of dollars a year. So how come people are still lighting up ? the answer , ina word , is addiction.

2. History

Some write that tobacco use began 2 000 years ago , others mention that it began 8 000 years ago. What we know is that tobacco has been growing wild in theAmericans for nearly 8 000 years . Around 2 000 years ago tobacco began to be chewed and smoked usually during cultural or religious ceremonies and events . The cultivation of tobacco in Europe wasignored until the year 1492 when Christopher Columbus discovered the cigar but he ignored that he had discovered tobacco . One hundred years were necessary so that tobacco circulated in some Spanish portslike Seville and Cadiz. The rest of Europe wouldn’t take a long time in knowing the excellences of the new plant .
In south America , tobacco was considered as miraculous medicine , indispensableelement of the religious and military ceremonies , hallucinogenic and even dietary complement. For the first smoker in Europe , tobacco was a source of pleasure .
By the 1700s , smoking had become verypopular and had developed into an industry.
But it was also at this moment that the first anti-tobacco appeared .

3. Once you start , it’s hard to stop

Smoking ‘s a hard habit to break...