Buses, hospitals, libraries, restaurants, bars, banks and even some places that smoking is not allowed (Mwita 1 of 3 ). Some people do not agree with smoking in public places for example Dr. Hussein Mwinyi explained to the National Assembly that smoking in public places is a crime (Mwita 2 of 3). Many other people believe that smoking in public places is a crime and not healthy for our bodies. CIAA stands for the Clean Indoor Air Act (Clearing the air 1 of 2). The Clean indoor law was designed to protect workers and the public from second hand smoking (Clearing the air 1 of 2).
That’s their choice, but does that give us the right to take their right to smoke away? Secondhand smoke may be harmful to everyday people, but there is plenty of other air toxics, and pollutants out there that can cause the same problem as secondhand smoking does. Smoking should be banned in scattered areas. Playgrounds are a huge one. Children are not fully developed and should not be exposed to secondhand smoke.
Although some claim that smoking in a public place is their right and should be kept that, smoking in public places should not be legalized because it will endanger non-smokers from passive smoke and it pollutes our enviroment. The state of New York will remain restricting smoking to designated areas. Cigarettes are the most deadly habit, affecting the greatest number of people in the world today. A ban on public smoking would create a healthier country.
Some people against a ban say that smoking bans damage business. A smoking ban could lead to a significant fall in earnings from bars, restaurants and casinos. Another argument is that the smoker has a basic human right to smoke in public places, and the ban is a limitation for smokers’ rights. Businesses, smokers, publicans, tobacco industries, stars, and some of the non-smokers oppose public smoking ban. Smokers light a cigarette because they need to smoke, not because they want it, because nicotine is physically addictive.
There aren’t any secrets that cover the fact that alcohol may affect the liver and are the leading cause of automobile accidents. Drinking alcohol requires maturity in order to drink responsibly. Lowering the drinking age to 18 would not be an ideal occurrence. Drinking alcohol can cause mental, physical and emotional damage to people of any age. Many doctors could attest and the average people of society would agree that the lowering the minimum drinking age to 18 would be absurd being that that teens have not yet reached an age where they can handle alcohol responsibly, thus are more likely to harm or even kill themselves and others by drinking prior to 21 (ProConorg Headlines).
Secondhand smoke is a very big danger in public places and is putting people at risk. Some people completely ignore the health risks of not just themselves, but also the people around them. The reason smoking is already illegal in places such as public restaurants is because of the toll smoking may have on the people around them. Not only should other public places be allowed to ban smoking, but they should take these issues that come along with it and get rid of it altogether. As most people already know, tobacco kills.
There are many negative effects from secondhand smoking, both immediately and over time. Smoking also affects the environment indoors negatively. Also, when pregnant woman or parents of young children smoke, they could harm their children. People should not smoke with others around because they are exposed to harmful chemicals and they are not the one putting themselves in danger. There are many negative effects on second hand smokers, immediately and over time.
There are many opposing viewpoints on banning smoking in public places. There are a lot of yes’s to ban it and a lot of no’s. Many people, mostly non-smokers argue that banning smoking in public places will keep non-smokers healthy, including the waiters/waitresses and bartenders. Others argue that by banning smoking in public places, the government is imposing on their freedom. A counter argument to that is that by smoking in public places, smokers are putting the lives of those around them at risk.
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?
Have you ever has a time that you has to cover your mouth and nose when you are in public because fearing that you might can get cancer from inhale toxic smoke by smoker ? Smoking is one major health problems in the world. This issue is getting more and more serious as we can see in public places where people are start smoking. Some people are not smoke because they want to live longer with healthier live. Some public smoker may think, all mankind are free to do everything they want, but they have to respect others’ life.