Why Should Smoking Be Banned?

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Puff puff get rid of the stuff, smoking should be banned. Over the years smoking has always been a hot topic. There have always been those that were for smoking and against smoking. There were also those who stood middle ground feeling that smoking was ones right. Over the years we have seen aid after aid promoting smoking, presenting to its viewers as sexy, cool, and manly. Smoking had inclined its users from males to teens. But over the years views got angrier and smarter, wanting regulations to be on with smoking. My cry is not for the regulation of smoking but to ban smoking. The smoker is greatly affected by smoking. Smoking is considered a health hazard because of its ingredients. The ingredient found in tobacco contains nicotine,…show more content…
Second hand smoke not only affects people but it pollutes the environment. This many seem minimal, but when one calculates the millions of daily smokers the level of pollution increases drastically. Since second hand smoke is no different than first hand smoke there is no safe level of exposure. Smoking changes the environment in which one lives. Secondhand smoke affects children. Children are more susceptible to this because their bodies are still growing. As young children are growing their lungs are still developing. Children exposed to second hand smoke have increased risk of getting sick more often; it increases the risk for asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, middle ear infection, and sudden death syndrome. Smoking should be banned. Many say the smoker has the right to smoke. Smokers have exercised their right to purchase a product. The smoker pays higher taxes that are too high, and that that is more than the cost that they impose on society. That smoker should not be punished, it is their basic liberty. And that those smokers make their own informed…show more content…
Smoking caused 438,000 deaths per year. Second hand smoke caused more than 41,000 deaths for nonsmokers to die from heart disease or lung cancer. 400 infants die from SIDS. (American Lung Association, 2016). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the article “Health of Cigarette Smoking” more than 10 times as many U.S. citizens have died prematurely from cigarette smoking than have died in all the wars fought by the United States. Smoking caused about 90% out of 10 of all lung cancer deaths. About 80% out of 10 of all deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are caused by smoking. (Center for Disease Control,

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