I’d like to first say that I am a very happy non – smoker. I don’t wish to offend anyone here but just to inform you of what I believe is something that we all should know about thoroughly. If we don’t know the effects and dangers properly we will do serious damage not just to ourselves but to everyone around us. And I'm almost positive that you have heard that before but personally I think you should hear that as much as possible. Smoking should be banned in public places. Smoking has many reasons to be banned. First of all smoking can cause lung cancer and heart diseases. That's really dangerous and harmful for your health, where you should be aware of. On this hand, smoking causes pollution and this is really harmful for the environment. People can die by just breathing it. People should be smoking less, or even stop in my opinion. If they look around they'll find lots of people dying or having bad health because of smoking. 46 million Americans from the age 18 and older smoke cigarette, 443,000 smoking-related deaths occur annually in the US. Smoking affects the population in many ways. It affects smokers' health and controls their smoking habits and affects others and pollutes the environment. Now seriously how can you keep smoking when seeing all of this? I know that tobacco is very addictive but it ruins lives and actually kills us as well. So that's why I seriously think that smoking should be banned from all places. Each and every one of you knows that it should be as well. I enjoy researching and learning new things and now I am researching a very serious subject and something that I wish to share to everyone. Thank you for listening. I hope you learned something from this speech.