The first reason that supports my claim of smoking cigarettes should be banned is that it is a “major cause to preventable and premature deaths”, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. The evidence that supports this reason is that around 443,000 cigarette deaths happen each year in the US only. Yet, some may challenge this piece of evidence because those Mercado2 deaths are caused by the users’ choice to decide to smoke. Opponents claim that smoker have a right to smoke argue that people who are around smokers receive second hand smoke and sometimes get very sick. On one hand it is true that people can choose whether or not to smoke.
14 Nov. 2013. http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/09/news/la-heb-nicotine-patch-doesnt-work-20120109 Polosa, Riccardo, et al. "A Fresh Look at Tobacco Harm Reduction: The Case for the Electronic Cigarette." Harm Reduction Journal 10.1 (2013): 1-11. Academic Search Complete. Web.
Legalizing Marijuana Marijuana is a very controversial and obtrusive issue in our society today. Although many have made malicious remarks about it in the past, and even still in the present, the truth and beneficial facts of marijuana are finally resurfacing. Unfortunately, our society has become a very critical crowd towards the legalization of marijuana due to the stereotypical view of the kind of people who are considered “pot smokers”. This contorted perception of a lazy and unmotivated America is the logic behind keeping marijuana unattainable to our citizens. While carefully examined by many people all around the world, the benefits of using marijuana easily outweigh the disadvantages of the plant.
Retrieved from http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/22/suppl_1/i27.full World Health Organization (2013). Tobacco. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/topics/tobacco/en/