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Stop Smoking-Expository Paper

Once I quit smoking, I knew it was the right thing to do. The average smoker will greatly benefit from successful quitting for these reasons: risks of cancer are significantly reduced, physical endurance can be regained, and your life span will cease to shorten.
390,000 people died last year. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing more than 400,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than $75 billion in direct medical costs. Nationally, smoking results in more than 5.6 million years of potential life lost each year.
Most people who begin smoking are in high school or college, but some begin at a younger age. Every day, nearly 5,000 young people under the age of 18 try their first cigarette, and approximately 80% of adult smokers started smoking before the age of 18 (New York Times). Moreover, 6.4 million children living today will die prematurely because of a decision they will make as adolescents ...

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