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The Benefits of Banning Public Cigarette Smoking

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The Advantages of Banning Public Cigarette Smoking

For a long time now many people have different views about smoking in

public places. Smokers feel it is their right to smoke where and when they

want. On the other hand non-smokers feel smokers violate their rights and

endanger their life. Smoking causes heart disease, lung cancer and other

serious illnesses. Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of lung

cancer. A substantial number of lung cancers that occur in non-smokers can

be attributed to involuntary smoking. There are some parts in the United

States where you can smoke in public places, on the other hand in New York

there are designated areas. While some people feel that smoking in public

places should remain since it is their right, smoking in public places

should be banned because second-hand smoke will endanger non-smokers health

and it pollutes the enviroment.

Smokers feel they have had the right to smoke in a public place for so

long that it should not be taken away. Resturants and businesses should be

allowed to set their own smoking rules, based on demands of the customers.

Also business may decrease if they do not allow smokers the right to smoke,

ecspecially bars and restaurants. The work place is another problem for

smokers, now they have to go outside even in the winter to have a cigarette,

even though they used to be able to smoke inside.A strong supporter on

smokers rights is Democratic Assemblyman Dick Floyd, who wanted to vote for

a controversial smokers right bill. He feels it is not a smoking bill, it

merely protects the people who use legal substances such as tobacco and

alcohol in their homes from job discrimination.

However, smoking in public places i...

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...e. Combustion by products from smoking tobacco have

produced substances, smoke included, that contaminate indoor air. The

problem effecting a person who is in a contaminated enviroment may result

in coughing, whezzing, chest tightness, muscular aches, chills, headaches,

fever and fatigue. To solve this we have to have extra ventilation and keep

designated areas in the public places if there are any.

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.
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