Everyone knows that cigarettes and other tobacco products are carcinogenic and addictive. Smokers have a higher risk of respiratory diseases, seizures, headaches, etc. We know smoking kills, so why in the world is it still legal?
Of course, I bet we can guess the reason why. Money! The tobacco companies want to keep the cash rolling in, so they keep pumping out those addictive products. They know it hurts people, they know it ends lives, but they don't care.
Ever since we've discovered smoking's harmful side effects, we've people have been trying to stop tobacco companies. Even until now, tobacco products are still legally being made and consumed. I think there are two reasons for that. The minor reason is that smokers still want to keep smoking, and the major reason is that tobacco companies are lobbying.
I'm only 13. I don't understand all the sides of the story and each factor in play. This is just what I know now. I can't wait to be able to vote! Even though I can't vote now, I'm going to make an impact anyways.
I'm Iris, a kid who has lots of reflections and views on life as I experience it. I love to read topics about the world around us, other people's ideas and opinions, and just about anything that I'm curious about and interested in.