Stop In The Name Of Health!

I have a dream that one day people will stop smoking for good and give up their addiction. I hope that one day more people that smoke will start to understand what smoking is doing to their body. I hope that one day I will not have to smell marijuana and cigarettes when I am walking down the street. One day people will realize how much better and healthier they will feel once they stop smoking. Smoking harms almost all the organs in your body. Cigarette smoking has caused more than 480,000 deaths. I hope that one day there won’t be any more deaths caused by smoking. It makes me sad to think about how many lives have been taken from smoking. It’s crazy for me to think that kids not much older than I am smoke and do other drugs. I think that's crazy because its hard for me to picture one of my friends or even me smoking and doing drugs. That may have been the same thing those kids thought when they were my age. Many family members of mine smoke and before I started thinking about it I didn't realize how horrible and dangerous it is.        

Recently I watched a video showing the inside of the lungs of a person who smoked. When I saw it my first reaction was, “Wow, I can’t believe that this what happens when someone smokes,” but then I thought about how many people smoke and wondered, their lungs look like that. In the video the lungs had black dots all over them and as you got deeper into the lungs the dots grew in size. I don’t know how long this person had been smoking, but I do know that if you continue to smoke that will begin to happen to your lungs. One day, will people stop smoking for good?

-Savannah '17