Ban Smoking in Public Places
Smoking is the act of inhaling tobacco in to one’s body. This is a very common habit practiced by many throughout the world. Smoking can cause heart attacks and can result in death. Nicotine is the most addictive substance in cigarettes and it is very dangerous. Some say smoking should be legal because they are old enough, or they are a citizen and they have a right do to whatever they desire. But anyone who chooses to smoke, even for a short period of time, may make the decision which will cost them their lives and may even negatively affect the lives of those around them. Smoking tobacco in public areas should be made illegal because the effects of secondhand smoke are extremely harmful; impressionable children could witness and imitate their negative behavior, and banning smoking in public areas this may encourage tobacco users to quit their unhealthy habit. There are a lot of diseases a smoker can get just from smoking a couple of cigarettes a day, one of them being lung cancer. The lungs are a main part of the body that help the human body breath; smokers carry dirty smoke in their lungs and that can cause the lungs to stop working, which may result in death. According to Charles Warren the author of “Global Youth Tobacco Surveillance,” “The estimate of a doubling of deaths from smoking from five million per year to approximately ten million per year by 2020"(1). Smoking cigarettes can be considered as smoking your life out. Nothing positive will come from smoking. According to Warren, “Tobacco use is one of the major preventable cause of preventable death and diseases in the world”(3). Smoking blocks the arteries, which causes the heart to have trouble beating. When smokers smoke they should know that they are putting 4,000 chemicals into their bodies. Those same chemicals are used in weapons, batteries, toilet cleaners; nail polish remover, car exhausts, and rat poison (Turlington 20). Secondhand smoke is just as harmful as...
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