Over the last few years tobacco companies have been feeling the heat from multiple sources, complaining that their companies hold the sole source of many illnesses and deaths. These unfair accusations are completely biased and unfounded. Only 18% of all deaths in the United States seemed caused by tobacco related incidents. (Hawkins, Arthur. Smoking Deaths Worldwide. September 15, 2011 .) However untimely those deaths were, they had been met with the knowledge that tobacco may have harmful side effects. Every pack of cigarettes, cigars, chew, dip, snuff, etc. have a general surgeon warning written right on the label. People who use tobacco products, should only use them fully comprehending that they could be risking their own health. If the consumer ignores or dismisses that clearly printed warning, how is the tobacco company at fault? If someone places something into their mouth, without even the slightest knowledge of what it is or what it could do to them, why would we blame the company who holds the item instead of the one who put it in their mouth voluntarily? A chief complaints consumers talk about is how addicting the nicotine in certain tobacco products is. The complaint they make is that tobacco companies take advantage of this nicotine addiction by enhancing their products with chemicals that improve the delivery system of nicotine. Researchers have found that besides tobacco, cigarette smoke also contains: arsenic, ammonia, carbon monoxide, methane, and formaldehyde. All of which are sever toxins that can cause fatal conditions in the human body, such as organ failure. (Arsenic. September 23, 2011 Wikipedia. September 26, 2011 … middle of paper … … when people are then seen as responsible enough to make their decisions. What I am saying is that people should start to use the responsibility they are perceived to have, and stop blaming tobacco companies for their choice to use tobacco products. Works Cited (Hawkins, Arthur. Smoking Deaths Worldwide. September 15, 2011 .) (Williams, Mary, ed. Tobacco and Smoking: Opposing Viewpoints. San Diego, California: Greenhaven Press, Inc., 1998.) (Smoking Statistics | Quitting Smoking. Healthy Living. September 15, 2011 .) (Smoking And Your Family. Quitter’s Guide. September 20, 2011 .) Arsenic. September 23, 2011 Wikipedia. September 26, 2011 .