I believe that smoking should not be allowed in public places. First of all, smoking is bad for our health. Banding smoking from public places should be enforced throughout the whole United States. Here are three reasons why smoking should be banned. Cigarette smoke is very harmful to non-smokers. Smoking in front of young people is a bad influence on them. Office buildings and homes have caught on fire from someone smoking inside. Smoking can cost you problem in the future; you would probably end up getting cancer. Studies have shown that this damages nonsmoker’s health against their will and could cause them to get lung cancer. Second hand smoke contains hundreds of toxic chemicals including arsenic ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, formaldehyde, benzene, and vinyl chloride. It is known to cause cancer, coronary heart disease, and respiratory problems. There is no risk- free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Non-smokers should not be subjected to this disgusting habit. Wanting to ban smoking in public places isn’t about taking away a smoker’s rights. You will still have the right to smoke in your own space.
But if you are not in your own space then you should take into consideration the others around you. The places that normally allow smoking might lose a bit of money, but it will also help with the health problems that occur. Most people believe that someone who is not in the smoking area of the public place will not be affected by the smoke, but smoke is able to spread in a room and affect the people around. Smoking causes a lot of problems not only to the smoker but to the people that are around them. I personally do not like going to restaurants where they allow smoking because it not only ruins my lunch or dinner, it ruins the whole point of going to eat at a nice restaurant. Imagine trying to eat and all you take in is smoke because 10 ft. away from your table they have the smoking area.
Imagine going to a public place with your children and you get surrounded by smokers. Your kids would suffer the inhalation of the smoke and not to say if they have asthma or any type of lung problems. Then it will only make it worse if they are exposed to these public places. People should just take into consideration that they are not the only living people on this earth and should think of others. These can also affect the young kids that see people smoking and get influenced by them and can become smoker’s themselves. Maybe if they band smoking from public places people will stop smoking or minimize the use of lighting up a cigarette in public. If they would do these it would not only help them in their health but financially because cigarettes are kind of pricy.
It has been know that cigarettes have been the cause of fires in homes and buildings. Not too long ago, an apartment complex caught on fire because a lady fell asleep with a cigarette in her hand. She was lucky that no one got hurt. But things like these should never be underestimated. No one got hurt in this accident but we never know how big of a fire it could have been and imagine not being able to get out of the building. It’s a terrifying image that I hope no one would have to go through it because of a cigarette. These are my reasons why I think smoking should be banned from public places.