It's Time to Ban Smoking

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Do you smell that? That foul scent mixed into the air. It’s killing you slowly inside, each time you take a breath of this putrid, polluted, dirty scent. You smell it too, the trillions of chemicals racing into your lungs. Now look around yourself, and you’ll see someone smoking on the bench beside you. Smoking is the number one avoidable causes of death. Therefore, smoking should be banned from all public areas. The ban from smoking in public will help to reduce the smokers intake of cigarettes/chemicals, cigarettes themselves are a danger to the earth, some may argue that this ban may damage the economy, and that smoking does not only effect the smoker himself/herself, it effects everyone around them, in many various ways. The reduction of the smokers’ intake of chemicals from the cigarette is just one of the many benefits, to the ban of smoking in all public areas. According to the United Press International; which is an internationally recognized news agency, using the news article; “Smoking: Habit Persists Despite ’64 Report’”, the studies were concluded in 2000 by a British study, and written in 2004. Reporters Peggy Peck and Edward Susman reported that: “• Smoking during pregnancy is linked to a greater risk of a child with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, according to a study of 1,452 pairs of twins. • Smoking carries increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study of dementia patients in Australia. • Smoking is linked to asthma and poor academic performance, according to a study of inner-city school children. • Smokers are almost twice as likely to develop multiple sclerosis as non-smokers, based on a study of 22,000 Norwegians. ... ... middle of paper ... ...the ban is put into action. Works Cited “Peck, Peggy, And Edward Susman. "Smoking: Habit Persists Despite '64 Report." Upi. N.p., jan. 30, 2004. Web. 30 Oct. 2013.” "Tobacco Use; Smokers who cut smoking in half may reduce lung cancer risk." Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week. 22 Oct. 2005: 1421.eLibrary. Web. 06 Nov. 2013. Suzuki, David.. "Let's get serious about cigarette litter - no ifs, ands or butts!." Arrow Lakes News. 17 Aug. 2013: 1. eLibrary. Web. 09 Nov. 2013. Godrej, Dinyar. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes." New Internationalist. July 2004: 9+. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 19 Nov 2013. "Public Health 1993: the Dangers of Passive Smoking (1993)." World Book Year Books. 2009. eLibrary. Web. 21 Nov. 2013. Cowan, Pamela. "Smoke Lingers in Home: Study." Leader Post Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. 09 Jan 2009: A3. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 21 Nov 2013.

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