7. The problems of today´s world
1) Drugs, Smoking
Millions of teenagers know that smoking is bad for them but they still do it. Why? Some say it relaxes them when they are nervous. Others like the taste. Many say it’s a habit and they can’t stop it. For tobacco companies, cigarettes mean profit, for doctors they mean diseases. Cigarette smoking kills 2.5 million people every year. Many of them die of lung cancer. Some aren’t even smokers.(Second hand smoke can also be deadly) The world is having a drug crisis. There are more young addicts today than ever before. There are 3 main kinds of drugs – hard, soft and legal. They can all cause addiction illness or even death. Hard drugs include heroin and cocaine, soft include marijuana and solvents and legal drugs include tobacco, alcohol and certain tablets. Drugs are the second biggest business in the world. Only the arms business is bigger. Thousands of drug addicts die every year. Some die from the drugs themselves. Others die from AIDS because they share dirty needles.
Why are drugs dangerous?
They commit crimes – steal, prostitute. They are destroying you physically and mentally. You can get poisoned.
2) Acid rain
One of Europe and North America’s most serious pollution problems is acid rain. What happens? This acid rain kills fish and trees. It slowly destroys buildings and bridges, too. Industrial countries should control their levels of pollution.