to make Tobacco illegal Drug in The UK
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We want to make Tobacco illegal in UK law as it one of the most Biggest cause of Death in UK, society today therefore Tobacco drug use should be against the law and the Drug should be classification as a Drug class B instead of what it is today classification as class C drug .
We also want to change the law on Tobacco we will do this by campaigning getting the message across and this Petition message across UK.
Evidence that support this Partition
- 3,200 people that our under age smoke Tobacco in Society today .
- 9 out of 10 people our Smoking under the age of 18 in UK Society today .
- Smoking tobacco can cause cancer such as many other types of cancer, including cancers of the throat, mouth, nasal cavity, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and cervix, as well as acute myeloid leukemia.
- Cause an effect your Child when smoking it such as Respiratory issues, including coughing, sneezing, and shortness of breath,An increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
- Smoking accounts for more than 1 in 4 UK cancer.
- Smoking causes more than 4 in 5 cases of lung cancer. Lung cancer survival is one of the lowest of all cancers, and is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK.
- the DNA damage from smoking to cause cancer.
- every 15 cigarettes smoked there is a DNA change which could cause a cell to become cancerous.
- a Cigarette containsBenzene – an industrial solvent, refined from crude oil
Arsenic – a poison, used in wood preservatives
Cadmium and lead – used in batteries
Formaldehyde – used in mortuaries and paint manufacturing
Polonium-210 – a highly radioactive element
Chromium – used to manufacture dye, paints and alloys
1,3-Butadiene – used in rubber manufacturing
Nickel – used to protect metals from corrosion
Vinyl chloride – used to produce plastic and vinyl products
Beryllium – used in nuclear reactors
Ethylene oxide – a disinfectant used to sterilise hospital equipment
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons – a group of dangerous DNA-damaging chemicals, including benzo(a)pyrene
Ortho-Toluidine – used in the production of weedkillers
4-aminobiphenyl and 2-naphthyl-amine – used in dye manufacturing until it was banned in the EU.
- When a cigarette burns it releases a dangerous cocktail of over 5,000 different chemicals.
- Estimates suggest costs anywhere between £3 billion and £6 billion for NHS treatments in a given year.
- The cost of treating smokers in England was estimated at £2.7 billion in 2006. That was made up of £1.2 billion spent on hospital treatment.
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