Smoking is bad – so, it should be illegal
Kurt Vonnegut, Junior - an American novelist, satirist and graphic artist, once said: “Cigarettes are a classy way to commit suicide.” (http://www.goodreads.com). About 2.0 billion people smoke all around the world. The World Health Organization states that global prevalence is 48% for adult males and 12% for adult females, about 1/3 of the adults worldwide. (http://quitsmoking.about.com). According to statistics, a third population of the world doesn’t care about their health but they do understand the harmfulness of the smoking. One may conclude that though the adult people realize and know about the damage of smoking, they continue spoiling their health by smoking. Hence, if people are not so conscious and worried about their lives, the government of each country should take some steps to save its population in order to have sound society. First of all, government should make the smoking illegal by informing people about its harmfulness, the second - prohibit the trade of tobacco for teenagers and the third - establish taxes for smoking in public places. It is easier for the government to start this difficult process of prohibition by informing people about the harmful effects of the smoking. People should understand that smoking causes lung diseases (including bronchitis, and chronic airway obstruction), cancer, stroke, heart disease and many other serious illnesses. The starting step must be the work with the mental understanding of the society as many adults especially males think “it is not about me” or “nothing will happen to ME”. Even pupils at schools should be taught all these negative impacts of smoking. This is the first and the most important step to reach the disable result because if people don’t understand the seriousness of this problem they will not fight against it, and no matter how hard the government tries to prohibit it they will never want to get rid of that harmful habit. The trade...
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