Smoking has drastic effects on others  


Dear editor: 


Smoking has become socially acceptable in many people’s lives. What many don’t know is the effect smoking is having on their heart. Smoking is one of the main causes of cardiovascular disease. People also need to be aware of the drastic effects smoking is having on the people around them. Breathing in secondhand smoke can also cause coronary  heart disease, including heart attacks and stokes. Facts about smoking need to be spread across the county. People have the right to know what they are putting their body through when they choose to light a cigarette.  


-Hannah Jones

Huntsville High School


Smoking harmful in variety of ways  


Dear editor: 


In my opinion the effects of heart disease caused by smoking are as harmful as regular heart disease as it can make blood clots and block arteries to the brain and heart. Smoking is harmful in many many other ways than heart disease and thats why I believe smoking should be a thing no more.


-Kolton Shepherd 

Huntsville High School


Secondhand smoke has numerous effects 


Dear editor: 


Healthy heart equals healthy body. Secondhand smoke has more effects that you may know. It can cause coronary heart disease, including heart attack and stroke. 34,000 early deaths from coronary heart disease are from inhaling secondhand smoke. Make the difference and save your heart and the hearts around you.


-Madyson Tilghman 

Huntsville High School


Healthy heart needed for Valentine’s Day  


Dear editor: 


One thing undeniably necessary for Valentine’s Day is a healthy heart. Smoking is a sure way of depleting your heart. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for more deaths than any cancer and respiratory disease combined. Smoking is one of the leading causes of CVD, and the easiest to avoid. This Valentine’s Day consider doing yourself and your loved ones a favor...quit!


-Jordyn Parker

Huntsville High School



Smoking causes variety of health problems  


Dear editor: 


Smoking can affect every part of your life but it mostly affects your health. Smoking is a major cause of cardiovascular disease and cause one of every four deaths from CVD. Smoking can raise triglycerides which is a type of fat in your blood. Smoking can also make your blood sticky and more likely to clot, which can block blood from the heart to the brain. Not only does it affect the smokers own health but it can also affect someone that is near the smoker because of secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke can cause coronary heart disease, including heart attack and stroke. Secondhand smoke has caused 34,000 early deaths from coronary heart disease each year in the U.S. Not only does it affect your life, but it affects everyone else’s life around you.


-Ingrid Kirk 

Huntsville High School


No reason good enough for smoking  


Dear editor: 


The popularity of smoking is absolutely astounding to me. I have heard excuse after excuse on why people have either picked up smoking or why they wont drop smoking. Quite literally the biggest reason to drop smoking has to be the hazardous effects they have on your health. The inhalation of chemicals that are used to make batteries (cadmium), make various alloy metals, paints and dyes (chromium 2), and even a radioactive element (polonium -210) sounds absolutely repulsive to me. For those who are smoking, the only thing i can really ask is why? Why do you rely on this horrible addiction instead of focusing on the better aspects of life? By no means do you need to respond to such questions, but the thing you have to keep in mind is are you living your best life? Are you making it the best life you can with all of these chemicals?


-Kobe Brecheen

Huntsville High School