Persuasive Essay: Why Should Smoking Ban?

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Smoking should be banned
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.
Second-hand smoke is just as bad as smoking a cigarette.
Per the Center for Disease Control (CDC), second-hand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals. Hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Second-hand smoke has been linked to heart disease, breathing problems, cancer, and stroke. Children are at higher risk of ear infection, bronchitis, and
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They state that no illness has been proven to be caused by smoking or second-hand smoke. They claim that all the research is fake and just propaganda by the anti-smoking…show more content…
Open your eyes. Look around. Lots of people know of someone who has died because of smoking or has developed a smoking-related illness. Most people 's bodies react when exposed to the toxic smoke of cigarettes, even smokers themselves. Gagging and coughing are the bodies way of removing toxins from the body. A runny nose and watery eyes are just a couple ways the body shows that cigarette smoke is an irritant.
Some may argue that bans infringe on smoker 's right. There is no right to smoke. A person 's rights end when it infringes on another 's rights.
There are laws against being a nuisance, littering, and polluting the air. There are laws against poisoning people, manslaughter, and suicide. Choosing not to smoke has no effect on others and on personal health. But smoking will always affect others and the environment in bad ways. So, a person who wants to smoke can only do so by keeping himself in isolation.
In conclusion, public smoking is a danger to smokers, as well as non-smokers and should be banned entirely. Enforcing laws, raising awareness, starting a petition, contacting a city, county or state official, is a few ways that will help to get this issue resolved. Second-hand smoke is a risk to everyone and public smoking allows it to reach all types of people. Stopping public smoking will result in healthier people and a better life for
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