Smoking is a significant cause of many deaths and forces governments and individuals to incur massive medical expenses in treatment of smoking induced illnesses. Many studies, surveys, and scientific researchers have pointed that…
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Banning smoking in public places will result to saving of many lives as well as monetary costs (Cunningham 250). Nevertheless, smokers are a significant source of tax income to governments, and prohibiting smoking in public places will undoubtedly reduce the income. Second hand smoke or environmental tobacco smoke, which lingers in the air hours after extinguishing of cigarettes or stoppage of smoking, has adverse health effects such as cancer, respiratory infections, and Asthma.
Active smokers in public places needlessly expose nonsmokers to grave danger. Secondhand smoke contains 4000 kinds of chemicals; 43 of these chemicals are carcinogenic attributable to thousands of lung cancer deaths, respiratory tract infections, and heart diseases among nonsmokers (Rabin 213). The only logic to minimize the ballooning number of smoking induced diseases among passive smokers is banning smoking in public.
Allowing smoking in public is sound. First of all, the broad scale prohibition of smoking in public is prejudicial against smokers whose rights should be safeguarded (Rabin 214). Public establishments should reinforce the needs of the public wholeheartedly but not sideline certain individuals because of their personal choices. Banning smoking in public spaces such as bars jeopardizes the sustainability of the places. It may also result to business closure since smokers shift to spaces where smoking is unrestrained such as at home. Nevertheless, banning smoking is compensatory as smoke free zones will equally attract non-smokers who do not want to be exposed to second hand smoke.
Banning smoking in public is helpful as it minimizes the frequency of smoking as well as forces smokers to surrender the habits altogether. Banning smoking in public breaks the sequence or renders it harder for smokers to keep up with their habit such as having to leave the bar to have a cigarette. This compels smokers to reduce the frequency of
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However, drugs and smoking are not the solution of any problem, but are the reason of upcoming health and psychological problems. Smoking has been declared as a more severe risk to human life than other addictions. A question has been raised, as a society, what can we do to prevent tobacco from raging death on so many people?
Smoking is no longer considered as a stress reliever and is considered hazardous not only to the smoker himself but also to those who are present around him. 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 because of a smoker present in the surrounding.
“Smokers can be grouped into two types-those who actually smoke (active smokers) and those who don’t smoke but are within the environment of an active smoker (passive smoker)” (Britton 37). These two categories normally meet in social places for example in learning institutions.
The passive smoking is the primary factor for banning the smoking in the public areas. The passive smoking starts when a person inhaled the other person's exhaled or ambient smoke from the cigarette or cigar.
Various studies have already concluded that the passive smoking is also very dangerous for human health even some researches state that a passive smoker and an actual smoker are equally exposed to the risk associated to the tobacco smoking..
In addition to its unpleasant smell, smoking in public causes health risk to adults and especially children. The actions taken to make smoking in public illegal are sensible and timely. Banning smoking in public is more than just a health issue, it is a social imperative that makes sense and should be supported.
The dangers of smoking are not new to mankind. The first hint that smoking was a health hazard dates as far back as the 18th century according to experts but it wasn’t until the 1920’s that serious research began about the hazards of smoking to health. Even then researchers had concerns about the hazards of smoking as they pertained to second hand smoke and people who inhaled it(Comfort pp 14).
On the one hand smoke, or Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS), is a combination of the smoke emanating from the burning tip of a cigarette, pipe or cigar and the smoke which is exhaled by the smoker. Exposure to this ‘second hand smoke’ is termed involuntary or passive smoking.
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These are not the only sources of smoke in the environment as one important source of smoke these days is primarily considered to be a direct action of human beings. This source is from the cigarettes that the human beings use to produce smoke in the