Many health issues are caused by smoking cigarettes, but cardiovascular disease and lung cancer are the main effects of it. Carbon monoxide is the chemical compound found in cigarettes that causes cardiovascular disease; it “reduces the blood 's capacity to carry oxygen to heart and other organs thus causing angina or chest pain, aneurysm, stroke and gangrene” (Anurupa). According to Dr. Anurupa, “smoking can cause the blood to clot up because the carbon monoxide thickens the blood and it will increase the fatty substances in the blood stream, as a result of heart attack.” Nicotine is another harmful chemical compound within cigarettes that can cause harmful health effects to the body, like lung cancer. With lung cancer, smokers have “difficulties with breathing, feeling weak, and keep coughing” (Yoder 1). The chances for smokers to recover from lung cancer are low even if it is discovered in an early stage; this is a disease that takes a long period of time to recover. Smokers should not have to suffer from these horrible health problems. Banning smoking in all indoor and outdoor public places will help to reduce the number of smokers suffering from these horrible
They would save more than one billion dollars per year and the death rate would also decrease if smoking was banned. About 33% to 50% of people who try smoking become regular smokers and 70% to 90% of people who are regular smokers are addicted to nicotine. It is as addictive as heroin and cocaine. Children who are curious or already influence by family members smoking would want to try it out and when they see other people doing it, they accept it as some normal behavior and most likely would become addicted to it. Smoking kills more people than human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, traffic accidents, murder, suicide, and firearm-related incidents combined. Also smoking should absolutely be banned from public places since second hand smoke cause’s health problems as well. I should be able to sue the person because he/she is harming my life. Thus smoking should be banned because it causes so many problems to health whether it is to the smoker or to the second hand
People throughout the time have been worried about some acts that people make; these acts are sometimes performed unconsciously or without realizing these are affecting they negatively affect others. Some reasons why this happens, they do not realize they are making someone uncomfortable, or they simply do not care about it. Smoking is one of these activities. For a long time, smoking in public places has been extremely popular regardless of age or gender. Many smokers believe they are free to smoke wherever and whenever they. Even if they realize the damage they are causing to themselves, which is a personal decision, when they smoke in public places they ignore the collective damage they are causing others. It has been claimed that despite not engaging in the activity themselves, “passive smokers suffer the same horrifying bad consequences as active smokers” in the form of second-hand smoke (Ecobichon & Wu, 1990, p. 43). Smoking is thus a dangerous activity that is becoming more and more popular in campus every day and is becoming a social and educational problem. Schools should ban smoking from their campus, and those that have should implement stricter methods of enforcing such rules.
Smoking has become a big epidemic in the United States. As a tobacco free person, I want to be able to breathe clean air anywhere I go. As we know, smoking can harm every organ in the body (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). I believe that smoking should be banned in public places such as drinking establishments, hospitals, buses, train stations, and restaurants. Not only does smoking affect the individual smoker, it also causes a number of health problems, increases death rate, and it affects not only the lives, but the health of other people around them. On the contrary, smoking should be banned in public areas for these reasons.
Smoking is a current issue, it has been there and it is here till now. It is the second major cause of death in the world; it kills nearly 6 million people each year. That is one person every 6 seconds. It’s responsible for the death of a one in ten adults and kills up to half of its users. Since it’s the leading preventable cause of all deaths, there is need to prevent it. Despite the negative side effects of smoking like; smoking kills, its exacerbates poverty, contributes to world hunger by diverting lands use to its production, its production damages the environment and reduces economic productivity, many people still smoke tobacco every day. It...
As soon as someone lights a cigarette and puts it up to their mouth they are just asking for health problems to occur. Smoking cigarettes can cause many problems that affect not only the smoker, but anyone else that is around the smoker. Nonsmokers chose to not smoke because they do not like the health risks or negative effects caused by cigarettes. People that chose to turn cigarettes down should not have to still interfere with the negative effects of tobacco because smokers are too rude to just save the smoking until they are in their own home. People should be able to walk into any public place and not have to breathe in this toxic. Cigarette smoking should be banned from public places because the cigarettes affect anyone who is around
“…..Nearly half the adult population regularly performs a bizarre act which is necessary neither for the maintenance of life nor for the satisfaction of social, sexual, cultural, or spiritual needs; an act which is acknowledged, even by its adherents, to be harmful to health and even distasteful” (Aston and Stepney 1982: VII). Regarding the above statement a vast majority of anti-smoking campaigners believe that the restriction on smoking in public locations should be increased and effective actions should be taken by governments in order to reduce the consumption of tobacco. On the other hand, addicted smokers consider smoking prohibition as interference in their civil freedom. Though they argue that they have the right to smoke whenever and wherever they want; governments consider passive smoking’s threats as a major priority to deal with. This essay will discuss the policies taken by governments to decrease or even stop smoking among the public. Moreover, it will present smoker’s arguments regarding their right to smoke in public places.
Smoking is a nasty habit. Cigarette smoke is toxic and harmful to breathe. People gag and choke just by getting a whiff of cigarette smoke of a passing smoker. Others can have life-threatening reactions. People have the right to clean air and to enjoy life without the stink of smoke. A smoking ban will solve this problem.
If smoking cigarettes is banned completely, imagine how much load is reduced from the hospitals. The effects of banning smoking will not be noticeable in an instance but it will start to make things better. Let’s first be sure that the smoking habit is indeed injurious both to the individual and to the society. There are dangers of smoking cigarette to the health of the smoker himself and also to the health of his immediate family and friends. Smoking is also hazardous to the society, to the environment and to the overall economy of his
For many decades, smoking is known as the world leading cause of preventable death and disease. Although hundreds and hundreds of studies have been conducted to prove how bad smoking is, people of various ages still do smoke. The controversy about smoking starts rising again, this issue is commonly known as second hand smoke or passive smoking. Smoke that is coming from burning a cigar or tobacco is called a mainstream smoke. Besides that, the smoke exhaled by the smoker is also considered as second hand smoke, commonly known as sidestream smoke. Both types of second hand smoke are dangerous because it is classified as a carcinogen, any substance that causes cancer (Sloan el al, 2004). In the18th century, the government started to intervene in regulating tobacco since many diseases are related to smoking. Nowadays, the government efforts are still present and proved by the regulations that ban smoking in public places. Smoking laws and regulations are crucial to reducing the number of smokers, which will help in reducing numerous diseases and deaths between the smokers and non smokers.
In today’s generation, there are about 1.1 billion people around the world who are smokers. In about 30 years or more, half will be killed due to the use of tobacco in cigarettes. Surrounding people may also get sick and eventually also die by doing nothing wrong but just breathing in the toxic air from smoking. Therefore this problem has led world to a debate about “Why the sale of cigarettes should be banned?”
Smokers should have their right to smoke, but should they be able to harm other people? Smokers are killing themselves slowly, along with others, because of the second-hand smoke coming from these cigarettes: as the average person takes a breath of air, the smoke polluting the air is inhaled. This is harming the non-smokers’ lungs due to the fact that the smoker is smoking in public. The environment is being destroyed by these little things all because people are smoking in public places. Unfortunately our quality of life is being harmed by the lack of consideration of others because smoking is still allowed in public areas. Smoking should be banned in public places because it causes respiratory problems, lung cancer, and oral cancer. It affects others within the area, and pollutes public places making them undesirable.
Would you want to live in a country that dictated what you put in your body, and what you do in your own home? Since the 1980’s federal, state, and local governments, have passed numerous laws, which have had a direct impact on the sale of tobacco products. Increased tax rates, and advertisements restrictions, successfully manipulated the amount of product consumers buy. Unfortunately, through the help of public health polices, smoking has already been banned in most public places, airlines, and business, and now, arguments have been made to ban smoking completely from the United States (cdc).
Could you imagine a world without secondhand smoke, harmful effects to the environment, and a world that is more supportive of quitting smoking? As impossible as it seems, it’s actually not as far out of our grasp as you may think. Over the course of this paper I will be arguing for smoking to be completely banned in public places because of the numerous health concerns as well as environmental hazards. To smokers this may seem as an attack on their freedoms. By banning public smoking we are removing their freedoms so to speak. The point isn’t to remove freedoms from anyone, but to avoid imposing our choices, such as how we handle our health, on others. Smoking is a serious health risk for smokers and non-smokers alike. While it is unrealistic for smoking to be completely banned anytime soon, I don’t think banning smoking in public is out of our reach. It isn’t legal for people to go around killing each other, so why should smokers be able to affect non-smokers with secondhand smoke, which has the same effect? While comparing smoking to murder may seem a bit extreme, I believe it helps emphasize just how bad secondhand smoke and smoking in general really is. Smoking should be banned in public because of secondhand smoke, environmental damage, and it would influence people to stop smoking.
There needs to be a policy to ban cigarettes, it kills the smoker, in addition, could kill the person exposed to the smoke from cigarettes. “The cigarette is also a defective product, meaning not just dangerous but unreasonably dangerous, killing half its long-term users” (Proctor), cigarettes are not healthy in any way making it a defective product, it mainly kills the smoker rather than helping them. It was produced to be inhalable smoke harming anyone who smokes them making it a defect because in the past the tobacco was too harsh to be inhaled. The policy would help cigarette smokers, especially since they don’t even like the habit of smoking cigarettes, knowing it harms them.