Hello, my name is Stephanie and I am here today to voice my opinion on Smoking in Public place and how it should be banned.
Are you tried of seeing cigarette smokers at every public place? Watching people smoking disgusts me, the way they pollute the air with the smoke and flick the ash onto the ground. It is a horrible habit that should be banned.
I fully support a ban on smoking in all public places. The best way to reduce the number of smokers is to help prevent people from starting in the first place. A partial ban for smoking will not work.
While the smokers continue to smoke in public places, the non-smokers continue to show their disgust and repulsion.
The decision to ingest poison can be the free choice of someone, but to force other people to breathe the air poisoned from smoking is a deliberate crime. Hundreds of people who do not even smoke, die each year from smoking-related diseases.
In 2003 there were 15,511 smoking-related deaths in Australia.
In 2006 and 2007, there were 42,356 smoking-related hospital admissions.
In 2004 and 2005, the social costs of tobacco use in Australia were estimated to be $31.5 billion.
I went to this years Benalla festival with some friends but was not able to enjoy the weekend, if you looked up into the sky all you saw was the dreadful smokiness and all the pollution that they seemed not to care about.
The smoke and pollution was causing me to feel so sick I had to leave.
Now, if this is what it did to me, imagine what it is doing to all of the children that were there too, imagine what it is doing to the innocent babies that cannot help but to breathe in this appalling poison, those babies can not tell anyone that they feel sick and people aren’t doing much to help them.
I am for the ban on smoking, because I feel that we should be able to have an enjoyable night with out worrying about people smoking. A smoker’s choice gives me no control over my choice not to smoke.
Despite there being a decline in smoking over the last thirty years in some parts of the population, smoking continues to be seen as a pleasurable personal and social practice by too many.
There is a growing concern about the threat to non-smokers’ passive smoking.
In many public places smokers and non-smokers mix in their recreational and working lives. Restaurants, pubs, offices or factories.
The compulsive smokers forget that while they are trying to protect their rights for smoking, their choices violate the rights of those people who don’t smoke.
It seems that smokers more often neglect the rights of other people. For example, several times I have seen people smoking in bus and train stations, and they didn't care about the fact that their smoking bothers other people.
My friend didn’t choose to acquire a burn to her arm when she walked past a woman on the street, as the woman was engaged in an heated debate with someone and waving her smoldering cigarette around, with no regard for anyone passing by.
New York and California have bans on smoking in public places. Ireland and Norway have introduced countrywide bans.
Estimates of the number of deaths from passive smoking are at 12,000 people a year in the UK.
As a non-smoker I am very aware of people smoking around me. I know that every time I am breathing in second hand smoke it is damaging my lungs.
The ban on smoking is a fantastic opportunity. It’s an opportunity to millions of smokers to give up a dangerous addiction.
It is my belief that banning smoking in public places will add far more business to the eating and drinking enterprises, than it will take away, it will encourage those people who stay home because they don’t want to be poisoned, to go out more often.
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