I would not buy cigarette for a 79-year old friend dying of lung disease. First of all, all I can ever wish for my friends is a good and healthy life. Having a friend who is old and suffering from lung disease is a responsibility that one has to take to help them survive but not to kill them. The health effects of smoking are terribly destructive and in most cases, they are deadly. Research shows that there are approximately seven thousand chemicals in cigarette, most of which are poisonous. Some of the effects of smoking include affecting the immune system, influencing high levels of chronic inflammation, carbon monoxide poisoning effects, and cancer causing effects especially lung cancer. Therefore, letting a friend or buying them cigarette, for this case, a person who is already suffering from lung disease, is not advisable because it is killing them.
Any person riding or being ride on a motorcycle should ensure that they wear a protective helmet as required by the law. Apart from being a requirement by the law, wearing a protective helmet is ideal in protecting ones head in the event of an accident. This is a life saving move and everyone should know that it is their responsibility to ensure they wear the helmet. People should not be compelled by the law to be responsible when it comes to matters concerning their own lives. Motorcycle helmets are designed mainly to absorb the impact of shock and collision to the head and the brain in case of an accident.
Therefore, both questions are a message to people, to be responsible when it comes to their own lives. We don’t need to have laws in order to protect our own lives.
Health effects of cigarette smoking. (2004). Atlanta, Ga.: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health.