The addiction compels the user to continue smoking. . Instead it is being used to provide smokers with their deadly craving, something that will give them an end to life, if anything. In the United States, 400,000 smokers die yearly from smoking related diseases and a further 50,000 non-smokers from passive or second hand smoking. As an ex-smoker I would support a ban in public places, especially restaurants. I used to work in an office where lots of people chain smoked and the atmosphere was horrible, but it is now accepted that there is no smoking. The addictive nature makes it a difficult thing to stay away from once it has been experienced.
Let people vote with their feet. British researchers say 50% of smokers have caused or almost caused an accident because of smoking Daily Record, October 15, 2007. Electronic vaporizing cigarettes do not produce second hand smoke and are hugely unpopular but won't be for long. I started at 19 and trying to stop now at 26. Your chances of avoiding cancer are improved immediately upon quitting the habit. I strongly disagree when people say it's not a harm.
Smoking causes many problems and can harm many people. A Brief History On June 16, 2010, the nation of Bhutan became the first nation in the world to outlaw tobacco. Tobacco become a global threat. What is truly dangerous are the number of your correspondents who feel that the world can be so ordered to reflect only their tastes and prejudices - always the first steps on the slippery slope to tyranny. Pennsylvanians are liable for the taxes of all cigarettes not carrying the stamp. In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration banned the manufacture and distribution of flavored cigarettes, such as chocolate and cherry, over concerns that the products encouraged youth smoking.
A person who wants to smoke can do so by keeping himself in isolation. I remember how my great uncle would always smoke in his house regardless of his surroundings. This can be detrimental to the health of many people who have no intention of ever smoking. Gina, England I'm a smoker myself and, after trying a couple of times, find it very difficult to give up. The smell is usually extremely overwhelming to those that do not smoke.
However, although I feel that smoking can be harmful, I do not think it should be banned completely. If you use more than a few paragraphs then you could run into copyright issues. People will not smoke more at home. Oliver Shuffrey, England No I am a non-smoker. It makes infections in the internal side of our body. Today cigarette butts force local authorities to intensify the frequency of street cleaning. Stifling any one religion can result in violent protests by both, followers of the offended religion and others as well.
Smokers often have to be seen by the doctor on a regular basis, and may be unable to enjoy exercise due to breathing issues. Why should non-smokers the larger majority of the population have to suffer nauseating and dangerous fumes from people who choose to still smoke despite the fact that it'll probably kill them, and will harm others? Smoky bars, restaurants, and waiting rooms provide an unhealthy atmosphere for smokers and non-smokers alike. While releif of stress, your phisical apperance becomes, so to say. Cigarettes should be no different. If smoking was to be banned the effects of it would greatly harm society. Workers in the restaurant, however, became exposed to the cigarette smoke for the entirety of their workweek. To know more about this argument, learn about the pros and cons of smoking bans.
However, how many people agree this? As the negative health effects of smoking cigarettes and passive smoking have become clearer in recent decades, many governments have increased punitive taxes and anti-smoking legislation. They sell and market a product that they know will kill their customers. And who would let people do that? This act of littering is harming the environment and many different species. If you have to smoke, do it someplace where it'll only affect you and your loved ones! These cigarettes on the ground can be harmful to many animals worldwide. We cannot ban things that are not good for us as this removes all personal choice and freedoms fought for over many years. Apartments can be especially tricky, as smoke can travel in close spaces. Smokers should care about it is a problem for many people, even when cigarette smoking is not an issue.
It can also shorten your life by up to ten years or more. In many places, there are no non-smoking bars or restaurants. I can think of far better causes to support. In light of that fags don't seem too bad. Heavy fines put off companies from allowing people to smoke.
If smokers cannot smoke cigarretes in public spaces they will likely smoke less. Roger, England Kirstie, Spain As far as I'm concerned everyone should have at least one vice - be it chocolate, alcohol or cigarettes. A complete ban on smoking in public is needed to protect people from passive smoking. The Health Hazards commonly associated with Cigarette Smoking Cigarette smoking is known to cause several devastating diseases such as lung cancer, heart disease, oral cancer, high blood pressure, and birth defects among women who smoked during pregnancy. The cigarette is a small but deadly habit enjoyed by 45. There have been few problems with bans where they have been introduced.
A ban on all public smoking would improve the air quality in each town, spare people from smoke exposure, decrease the overall amount of smoking, and make it less visible to children and teens as an accepted norm. So the next time you want to light up, think of all the lives you indirectly affect. There is the job market to consider as well. We also need plants to help filter our air and provide cleaner air to breathe. If smoking is to be banned then ban alcohol as well. This inconvenience caused by the ban would discourage many smokers and potentially even cause some smokers to quit.