Different people have had different views concerning smoking in public places. For smokers, it is no big deal where and when they smoke since it is something that is in them. However, for non- smokers, it is a huge issue…
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For instance, one may smoke to ease tension or pressure. On the other hand, many people believe that smoking in public or generally smoking should be banned. There are reasons as to why this has not yet happened, and it is not bound to happen soon. Governments throughout the world make lots of profits from taxes on tobacco and cigarettes. Second, income from taxes collected can be used to put up social amenities such as parks. Lastly, tobacco industry carries with it many employment opportunities and hence a source of livelihood for many citizens.
This paper is an analysis of smoking in public places, and it will also help us understand its effects and how people view this practice and what majority feel should be done. Despite the few positive impacts that come with smoking, many are the adverse impacts and effects that accompany smoking. To start with, smoking has been ranked as the primary cause of health problems globally (Fong, 15-45). According to information from health offices, one cigarette contains more than 4000 chemical substances that are the cause of the many health problems whereby 70 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer. These chemicals have for a long time been associated with diseases such as lung cancer, heart diseases, asthma or bronchitis. Reports have indicated that approximately 3,000 adults die each year in the United States due to lung cancer. This is a huge number compared to other causes of deaths in the same country. Another report from Britain indicated that while 3,500 people are killed each year in road accidents, 12,000 people die each year out of exposure to tobacco smoking (Hudson, par. 2-6). This shows that smoking has potential to take away many live more than other forms of health risks and people should be aware of all the risks that come along with smoking.
Other than active smokers being exposed to dangers of tobacco smoking, passive smokers share the same fate. This is because passive smokers
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They used it to mark their important events like funerals and weddings. Lately, the common medium of smoking is through cigarettes. Others include pipes and cigars. Smoking is becoming more and more rampant and business men have found it to be an exceptionally lucrative business to engage in.
Cigarettes are dangerous and offensive to those people who are exposed in public places. The term, “in public,” implies shared space. It must be considered that there are ill people, infants and children, pregnant women, elderly people, valuable and contributing members of society, animals, birds, insects, trees, plants, and air in that shared space.
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), second hand smoke (SHS) is described as “as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS)… (which) is a mixture of 2 forms of smoke that come from burning tobacco: (1) sidestream smoke – smoke from the lighted end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar; and (2) mainstream smoke – the smoke exhaled by a smoker” (ACS: What is Secondhand Smoke, 2013, par.
Health hazards include heart diseases, bronchitis, emphysema, and lung cancer. For the smoker, it is active smoking; while, for those around him it is called passive smoking, in which people inhale the smoke of cigarettes from a smoker present in the surrounding.
Therefore new ways to help make the right decisions are created every day. Much depends on the way of thinking. In order to make right decision, people usually turn their attention to persuasive thinking and scientific thinking. Though these two
To argue that cigarette smoking is a matter of personal choice, one should ask and then provide an answer to the question “When does smoking become a choice?” According to Kelly (2011), people’s lifestyles are as a result of the choices that they make in life and 99 % of all the choices made are completely within a person’s control.