Ban Smoking

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Get Rid of Smoking

Cities and states should be allowed to pass laws placing restrictions on smokers and where they can and cannot smoke. They should be allowed to pass the laws mainly because of the negative health effects of second hand smoke. Another reason that smoking should be banned is because of the health risk that comes from smoking. The lingering odor effect and litter reduction is another reason why cities and states should pass laws banning smoking.

One reason that the laws should be passed is due to the negative health effects of second hand smoke. There are many negative outcomes linked to second hand smoke and health issues. According to associated content “while the exact degree of the harm is still debated, it’s increasingly harder to make a case that second-hand smoke causes no significant injury to the breather – especially over longer periods of time.” There is even an effect on breathers that encounter second hand smoke for a short term. The symptoms of short term second hand smoke can be headaches, breathing difficulty, and nausea. Another reason that smoking should be banned is because of the health risk that come from smoking ranging from cancer to heart disease. In areas that have already banned smoking there has been a reduction in heart attacks and improvements in other areas of health. The lingering odor that comes from the smoke is disgusting, even after the person has finished smoking the smell remains in the air, on their clothes, and the hair. A ban of smoking would immediately reduce litter. When away from the home the smoker will always just throw the butt onto the ground with no regards to the person that has to clean the area. According to associated content “consider an attractive building whose immediate landscaping is littered with butts – or a tree-lined city street whose planters are marred with stubby cigarette ends.”

There are many reasons why cities and states should be allowed to pass laws placing...
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