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.
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?
Smoking should be banned because it has been revealed to be harmful to the human body. First of all, cigarette smoking is the inhalation of gases and hydrocarbon vapors generated by slowly burning tobacco in cigarettes (Mosby). Carbon monoxide, nicotine, and tar are harmful substances found in cigarettes. Breathing in smoke can be more hazardous to a passive smoker who inhales from being close to an active smoker. I don’t assume anyone will want their toddlers to breath in the damaging substances.
Limiting smoking in public areas is necessary to prevent exposing others to smoke, however it is not worth restricting the freedom of people who want to smoke. Those that smoke should be free to enjoy the same rights as the rest of the human beings around them. Opponents of this topic would say it is difficult to avoid being exposed to smokers that are in doorways or in a main public area. They are under the impression that even if smokers smoke in a designated area that it still affects them and causes them harm. Their opinion is that it is unfair to expose anyone to this danger and should be banned no matter if it violates the smoker’s freedom to choose.
Do you mind people smoking around you in public places? According to the pro-smoking group Air Initiative 7 in 10 of you do. Do you think it is fair to discriminate against smokers, forcing them to stand outside and smoke? On the other hand is it fair that non-smokers should have to inhale second hand smoke which can dame their health? (Do you support this ban or do you oppose it?)
Even though e-cigarettes can potentially reduce health implications to both users themselves and the public, there is a huge concern that the nature of e-cigarettes may lure non-smokers to start engaging in such addictive behavior. Up to date, there is limited information and testing on the levels of nicotine and other chemicals which e-cigarettes imposes on users and the public. Thus, neither have the Food... ... middle of paper ... ...conventional ones might give people the perception that e-cigarettes are equally as harmful as conventional cigarettes, hence affecting their sales. However, as identified earlier, there are nonetheless many potential concerns that e-cigarettes indirectly pose to the public. Hence, while e-cigarettes have the potential to help smokers manage their addiction, there is a need for a strong regulatory framework to control the possible concerns.
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).
Almost everyone knows that smoking causes cancer, emphysema, and heart disease and a slew of other medical threats. People are now aware that the smoke emitted into the air, which may be inhaled by non-smokers, is even more hazardous to one’s health. Yet people continue to engage in the practice. Some may argue that its use should be prohibited from public spaces for health, social and ethical reasons; while others believe that the freedom to “light it up” is a right is as smoking if it is a choice made by an individual. Serious reflection, inference, research and past experiences have lead me to agree with the former.
In a way, this can make the decision of the state seem unethical when considering the voice of the citizens. This makes it seem as though the state did not consider the decision to ban smoking from the perspective of the people, which falls under one of the key steps in ethical decision making. The other negatives of the ban in india has to do with employment. Right now, the tobacco industry provides employment for 26 million people. With the ban on advertising, marketing and advertising sectors of tobacco
There are many facts that prove why smoking should be banned. Smokers might even argue that they have a right to smoke in public places, which may be true. By smoking in public smokers do not realize how much he or she is endangering another individual life. There are several reasons why smoking should be banned. Smokers fail to see that by banning smoking it could be very beneficial to them also.