Although they are not totally against banning smoking, they say that it should be a personal choice. If we banned these, Fewer people would die from cancer, And fewer teenagers would rely on smoking as a depression or anxiety coping mechanism. It is killing over 1 million people a year. Many people die from lung cancer and heart disease each year from smoking. Also, the government spends thousands of dollars in curing people sick by smoking.Because of these reasons, I believe we should ban smoking. Most people also litter cigarettes which can cause more global warming and harm to the earth. Innocent bystanders are also affected. 2. Smoking should be completely banned in the UK, according to a top medical journal. The harmful effects of smoking extend far beyond the smoker. This means that governments should have a right to discourage smoking. Someone said cigarettes must be banned because smoking kills people.. Well, so do guns and alcohol.. AND CARS! And we have also seen the ground littered with cigarette ends. The tax payer i.e YOU. Smoking affects the health of the smokers besides controlling the addict’s habits and expenditures. Each year, an estimated 126 million Americans are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke and almost 50 thousand nonsmokers die from diseases. Banning, outlawing is the only real solution. Second, there has been a great increase in casualties in fire accidents caused by smoking in recent years. If smoking was banned, the country would be left with lots of people struggling to get back on their feet. We work hard all day so some addicts can sit on their buts thinking all day about a 'ciggy.'. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. I dont understand why people think its their job to take care of other peoples health. 1. Good job society! By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. There are many toxins in cigarettes. Who thinks that would never happen? It's scary how people have nothing better to do but judge people 24/7 while trying to make them more like them or if that doesn't work - remove them from society. Smoking kills around 1.2 million people each year because of smoking in China which is 2,000 people a day. They end up on our beaches and in our oceans, Which releases toxic chemicals into our air and water. I feel like I have to hide out like a common criminal just because I happen to enjoy smoking VERY much. It should not be treated any differently just because its covered up with more pleasant aromas. It's MY body and I should have every right to smoke if I want to! Smoking bans can be seen as an infringement of freedom of choice. Cigarettes have toxins that promote growth of long cancer which will have both physical consequences on the user and emotional distress for the family which they do not deserve. Just because the ones who abuse this privilege died from smoking does not mean it should be banned. Allowing people to smoke in public places means allowing people to smoke anywhere public. So do doughnuts. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share … Passive smokers get more harm than active smokers. Children exposed to secondhand smoke have increased risks of sudden infant death syndrome, middle ear infec… It will only stop us from paying taxes on cigarettes. Vaping needs to be revisited for this same infringement however. It should be our choice...No one else should be telling people what they can or can't do! Smoking as a whole should not be banned, But in places with public access smokers should not be allowed to affect everyone else around them without penalty. Then wouldn't we have to ban drinking because it causes domestic violence and needless car crashes? Most of the richer countries of the globe, however, are making progress in reducing both smoking rates and overall consumption. If you saw the ingredients in them you would change your mind about smoking cigarettes. If there are none present and a couple of smokers want to do their thing, That should be fine also, At a distance. Debate: Should flavored tobacco be banned? Alcohol probably kills more than smoking but they won't try taking that away again! Whether you should be allowed to smoke in a bar should be determined by the owner of that bar, not by busybody bureaucrats who think they know how to live everyone’s lives for them. Whiners. On the same note, the public health concern is on the rise due to cigarette smoking. People who don't bother others with their smoke should not be bothered or threatened. Although it is very addicting, smoking is … There are plenty of things that cause cancer. 2008). It is not only the peer pressure, but also the malign influence of advertisements that shows smoking as something "cool". Kids who want to smoke don't care what flavor it is...They're going to try smoking because it happens! So please be mindful and don't smoke. 2. That being said the government could put in more regulations to make it harder to obtain cigarettes and thereby making it harder to start in the first place. The government should have no authority when it comes to what's healthy or unhealthy. Smoking is a legal habit, and 28% of European adults are regular smokers, yet they cannot freely choose where they would like to enjoy their cigarette. You people make me so angry, stick to making your own choices instead of trying to lock people up for smoking a leaf! The people that smoke also create jobs, and brings a huge profit to the government, which helps them build schools, hospitals, and public buildings. In short, smoking should be banned. Tobacco smoke is made up of thousands of chemicals and many of them are very harmful. Smoking bans take away people’s freedom. Smoking, in the United States, is ruled entirely by individual state laws, as the United States Congress has not yet enacted any nationwide federal ban. I beleive that smoking should be banned althogether and investement should be made into teaching children and adults why smoking is not only bad for you but how it can have a severe effect on your quality of life. So yes, cigarette smoking should be banned. I can smoke 1 cigarette and say if I am a healthy person and have good lungs, And all of that nothing is going to happen. Should smoking in cars be banned? Most people die of lung cancer caused from cigarettes. They don’t. 1) in the long run, Smoking contributes to air pollution 2) it has absolutely no benefits 3) you are being selfish by smoking (2nd hand, 3rd hand smoker)4) the money spent on making cigarettes could be used for something that actually is important. Our environment has undergone many changes that have made the air q… Smokers pay more taxes than anyone else in the country so there is no monetary concern. Cigarette smoking is a dangerous habit that not only affects the user in a negative physical and psychological way but also endangers others around them. All of this can be easily avoided, What is the point. The answer is no because the child entered at his/her own risk. 8.6 million people are ill because of smoking or the smoke. The government should see this displeasure and act on it, despite smoker’s arguing that they have a right to smoke. Vote and join the debate! It takes the place of oxygen in your blood, starving your lungs, heart, and other organs of the oxygen they need to function properly.TarThis sticky brown substance coats your lungs like soot in a chimney. Even for the smoker’s benefits. Second, smoking is also very harmful to other people. Therefore smoking should be banned in all public places. 3) you are being selfish by smoking (2nd hand, 3rd hand smoker) 4) the money spent on making cigarettes could be used for something that actually is important. First of all, Cigarette smoking is one of the major causes of death. Tommy on November 07, 2018: Don't smoke EVER. Would it be reasonable to close the pool? In fact it would actually have a negative impact on country finances. Too much littering. Insurance companies are in charge! They are bad for the environment. I've experienced the tragedy of watching loved ones fall victim to the disease of tobacco addiction. The cigarette is the deadliest artefact in the history of human civilisation. Smoking should be banned because: 1. Smoking is very harmful to others and an average of 400,000 people die of it a year. That's life, and it's sad. In order to support my argument I will give you a link to the article which proves my words http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/273/13/ 1047.short Arsenic is even included in the list of items that are included in a cigarette. Children will continue to take it up if they see that it is being done openly by adults and their peers. Smoking cigarettes kills more Australians than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined. Should smoking be banned in public places? Cigarette smoking should be banned. If smoking should be banned because it causes cancer or kills people, why arent fast food restaraunts banned. Once again, humans blame another factor for their own destruction. You have NO RIGHT to make health decisions for me, just like I have no right to tell you what to eat because you MIGHT get heart disease. Marine life and often get poisoned by them, And sea birds often choke on them. Smoking should be banned in public places because smoke spreads. First, smoking undoubtedly helps many people to relax. Since all cigarettes and other tobacco products are poisonous and potentially lethal, they should all be taken off the market. It should be civil enough to say, Non-smokers get the right of way as far as public spaces go. While smoking is banned, it is a persons own choice to start smoking and everyone has been informed of the consequences. Smoking only becomes so dangerous once you get addicted to it. They are bad for your colon, your heart, your lungs, and every other part of your body. They take away freedom from people. A further issue is that smoking costs … No further bans are necessary. It just happens and nothing people do or say will stop them if they feel like smoking! Take away our rights why don't you. I dont personally smoke but if I dont want to be around smoke or people that are smoking, I WALK AWAY. Would you play Russian roulette – A deadly game of chance involving a revolver and a single bullet-- and then force others around you to participate? For some, it even improves concentration. Ever since the government decided to control everything they've added more and more to the list of what they're allowed to control and it's getting crazy! Smoking harms the user, Harms the environment, Harms the user's family, Harms the people around the user in public places. It means people surrounding that smoker are at a greater risk of getting heart disease. About the lung cancer - the truth is that no doctor can tell whether it is caused by smoking or not. This article is more than 9 years old Author Amy Raphael and Time Out writer (and smoker) Alexi Duggins debate … It also affects all the people around those who smoke because when people smoke in pubic the smoke travels everywhere through the air, and the negative effects of this smoke affects all living, breathing creatures. I've quit smoking years ago and I have no problem with people smoking. Smoking should be banned in public places The government of the United States, should ban smoking in all public places because of the adverse effects of passive smoking on smokers, non-smokers and the environment. In the recent years, the population of people who smoke in the US has significantly increased. People who are addicted become incredibly irritable, depressed, and violent when they go a while without getting their smoke. They can affect businesses. Tobacco is responsible for nearly one in five deaths in the whole country; also the smoke contains monoxide that reduces oxygen- carrying ability of … I think they way its currently regulated is enough. Also, the nicotine inside is very addictive. If you saw the ingredients in them you would change your mind about smoking cigarettes. In many countries, governments pay all or some of the cost of treating smoking-related diseases. If we don't ban smoking, Those who get addicted will continue to increase which will potentially be harder and require more resources to help all of them get healed in the future. We should offer a similar solution for smokers. Banning smoking would be an exercise in way too much government control. Business owners who are not in favor of smoking bans as well as smokers who are used to smoking in public places such as restaurants and coffee shops argue that restricting s… Honestly its just not your choice..Or your problem what people do to their bodies. Second-hand Smoke Isn't as Harmful as Once Thought They can do whatever they choose to do. 1. Most fundamentally, the debate about smoking bans should center on private property rights. Why is that cigarettes are not added to the most dangerous illegal drugs substances, and in addition did you know that nicotine is one of the most addicting substances. So I honestly think it should be banned and I'm 13 years old. I'm not hurting anyone else and I make sure of that...But that's MY choice! Deaths from diabetes rival those from cancer so we should probably ban sugar while we're at it. Smoking should be banned! Just warn people that smoking a lot might lead to health problems and leave it at that. This is why I think smoking should be illegal. Cigarettes are also horrible for the environment. IT ruins peoples lives. However, smoking does not only affect the smoker negatively. They see the hypocrisy of society saying it's so bad for you but at the same time allowing smokers to openly smoke in front of them and force non-smokers to breath the second hand smoke. It should be banned. Then they are infringing. If they want to put tar in their lungs they can. It can also be quiet fun. I suggest the government to take action immediately and stop that puff of smoke from coming out of a person’s mouth and make them happy and invincible from smoke! If people who say they should be banned actually paid attention or did research on what they were talking about then they would know this. Cigarette smoking has led to increased health concerns even to the nonsmokers. Long-term smokers are at a higher risk of developing a range of potentially deadly diseases including:Cancer of the lungs, mouth, nose, throat, oesophagus, pancreas, kidney, liver, bladder, bowel, ovary, cervix, bone marrow, and stomach.Lung diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.Heart disease , heart attack and stroke.Poor blood circulation in feet and hands, which can lead to pain and, in severe cases, gangrene and amputation. Many different methods have been proposed to steepen this downward slope, including increased taxation, bans on advertising, promotion of cessation, and expansion of smoke-free spaces. Nicotine medications can be expensive. Many would have to seek help and go to rehab. Download What’s in Cigarettes to read more about these chemicals.Poisons in tobacco smoke include:Carbon monoxideFatal in large doses, this poisonous gas is also found in car exhaust fumes. Reduces the risk of passive smoking A similar situation would be if a child drowned in a public pool. A mentality like this leads to things such as prohibition or the current debate over Marijuana, Where the government largely oversteps their boundaries. 2. However, although I feel that smoking can be harmful, I do not think it should be banned completely. They even took flavored cigarettes away from us adults because they SAY it encourages younger smokers...But where's their scientific proof? No one should have the right to say what others can or cannot do with their own bodies! In my opinion, Banning cigarette smoking is beneficial in any case. It is also a waste of money when you can save it to buy textbooks for your children, renovate the house and such. Selected outdoor smoking bans should also help to denormal ize smoking in outdoor areas (Thomson et al. My grandfather died of lung cancer about 6 years back and it just causes a great sense of denial and emptiness if you lose someone close at the hands of nicotine. It is already illegal to smoke basically anywhere so there is no global health concern. The UK smoking ban introduced in 2007 covers indoor public spaces. Overall, I think that the world would be a much better place without cigarettes. Not only it's harmful to smokers, But it also affects non-smoking persons (so-called passive smokers), Who experience the same harmful consequences. And for those people we ought not to ban smoking but rather to help fix their problems. Smoking is very harmful to the person that chooses to smoke, And it has no benefits at all. Smoking is linked to mental health problems such as mild depression, listfulness, anxiety and stress. Consumption drops thanks to the ban. kitty on December 13, 2018: I think smoking should be banned. Go ahead. But in a place where they cannot conceivably control the smoke they are putting out from getting to others. Smoking is very harmful to others and an average of 400,000 people die of it a year. Many governments have introduced smoking bans. That's not the point I wish to address, However. Smoking can be very harmful to everybody. It is up to each individual whether or not they should smoke or not. Cigarette smoking should be banned. The community on this is so aids why is veryone somean tome just kys nerd s no one cares about smoking, The community is great I loved the krsipy jrme donuts ti waws jgreat tot be a here atr dsigtht so thaj k uyou ofor ecerything u have done for me and goodblye because you afrre goinhg to need toit to pkya thyer egame, Listen all mummy is yummy haha get it it rimes lol. They can do what they want with their bodies. [] If humans are not going to take it upon themselves to decline the use of these dangerous products, then a ban may need to be implemented. 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