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College Should Ban Smoking

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Smoking should not be permitted on college campuses
In contemporary world, the human society is progressing rapidly on various fronts. Yet at the same time, many problems have arisen, one of which is whether students can smoke on campus. This issue has drawn widespread attention. Some people assert that smoking is individual right so that they can smoke on campus while many others argue that smoking on campus is not only related to their own health issue but also influence other non-smokers and environment. In my perspective, I am in favor of the latter view. Smoking should not be allowed on college campuses. It is evidently reasonable for some to argue that smoking on campus is not healthy for smoker and non-smoker. As we all know, smoking is detrimental to our health. Every year we can know that a large amount of people die from diseases caused by smoking cigarettes such as lung cancers, heart diseases and stroke. There is the mixture of nicotine and carbon monoxide in each cigarette that can increase heart rate and blood pressure, straining your heart and blood vessels. Secondhand smoke is also unhealthy. Secondhand smoke also called environmental tobacco smoke, involuntary smoke, and passive smoke. It is the combination of “side stream” smoke (the smoke given off by a burning tobacco product) and “mainstream” smoke (the smoke exhaled by a smoker). It can also cause heart diseases, respiratory disease and cancers. As college students, I think the main task on campus is study knowledge and we can enjoy the good academic atmosphere. But sometimes we walk around campus; it is not difficult for us to find students smoking on public area such as lawn, outside the library and the door of teaching building. When we walk by these smokers, we are the victim of secondhand smoke; our nonsmokers will be sickened by exposure to others’ tobacco smoke and some even have allergic reactions. It is severely harm to our non-smokers’ health and rights and influence...