Puffs: Passive Smoking and Non-smoking Section

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Marissa Daniels
Ms. Chesman
English III
02 November 2012
PUFFS
The prohibition of public smoking should be taken into consideration. It is a danger to society and no one should be permitted to smoke in public places. Not only does secondhand smoke risk the lives of other people, but firsthand smoke can cause problems for the smoker and give them a bad image. The smell of smoke is terrible and sticks to clothing. Public smoking is unnecessary and should not be accepted into communities.

With that being said, if someone is smoking and other people are near, then the second hand smoke can increase the risk of others getting lung cancer. The polluted air in smoking sections, at different restaurants for example, carries over to the non-smoking section quite often. About 126 million people are exposed to the drifting of secondhand smoke in the air per year. Smoking can cause allergic reactions; it also increases the risk of people with asthma to have an asthma attack. Not only does public smoking harm others, it also harms the one smoking.

With this in mind, smoking anything can cause lung cancer, brain damage, long-term diseases, and many other problems. Public smoking gives smokers a bad image as well. It shows they have no self respect, nor respect for the others surrounding them. They need to consider the dangers that they embed unto others. The effects may be a hard burden to remove or get rid of.

Previously stated, the horrid smell of smoke is a perfect example of a hard burden. It has the tendency to clench to clothing or other items. If someone were to smoke around other people, the smell could attach to the passerby, unwontedly. The smoke smell also causes people to be unapproachable. Imagining someone with that horrid smell is unbearable.

In closing, public smoking should not be allowed into communities. The horrid smell, the risks, and the smoking itself are not worth losing an innocent life. Smokers lose 13 to 14 years...
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