By Wensi Shen
Cigarettes are one of the most common things in the world. According to the statistics, there is almost one billon people in the world have the habit to smoke. In other words, there is one person smoking among every six people. That is a really huge number!
In China, the tax of tobacco products is to reach to 27.33 billion dollar one year. We can see that tax of tobacco products occupy a large amount in total tax in China. It is a good thing for China now because the more tax that Chinese government can receive, the more welfare that Chinese people can take. However, as more and more people have the smoking habit, it will bring the bad consequence to not only China, but also the whole world in the long run.
Nicotine, the poison chemical component in the cigarette, is harmful for the human body. If a person continuously smokes for years, his or her lung and other organs will be destroyed and even incur cancerous cells to grow. In the recent years, lung cancer has become among one of the most prevalent cancers in the world. Cigarettes not only make people to become unhealthy, but also it brings the problem to the world health care. In future years, if we do not discourage people from smoking, we may lose a clean planet and healthy bodies, which will affect the whole world including developed and developing economies and the environment.
For example, a country needs people who have healthy bodies to develop. Labor strength is very important factor in a counties’ developing process. Smoking will incur diseases and affect the environment quality. As the government of country, they should focus on increasing the tax income, but the most important is that they should concentrate on developing a country in a “healthier” way. Banning smoking is one of the most important steps in this process. Stopping smoking is difficult and it will need all of us get together to make it happen.