Smoking tobacco has a long and storied history. Native Americans use tobacco as part of animist worship. This paper will discusse that problem of smoking in public places and why government must ban it…
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This report approves that while there have been more restrictions places on cigarette advertisements in recent years, by using product placement in films, tobacco companies can still subtly promote their wares to the public, many of whom are children. The depiction of smoking or the presence of tobacco products needs to be eliminated from any media outlet that is designed to reach children and young adults.
Smoking is a global phenomenon. Humans have been consuming tobacco smoke for millennia. But in a modern society where the health risks and negative social consequences of smoking are more, smoking has no place in the public lives of our citizens. Smoking should be banned from all public places.
This essay makes a conclusion that smoking should be banned from public places because it is addictive. By allowing smoking in public, our society is implicitly stating that smoking is really acceptable, or that it is a matter of personal choice. By banning smoking from public, our society will state that smoking is something that should not be done in a public place because of the damage it inflicts on our society and the health of individuals. A full ban on smoking in all places is necessary, not a partial or piecemeal ban. The health of workers in all public places needs to be protected. It would not be fair to force some workers to work in environments where second hand smoke is present, while protecting other workers from this same risk. The law must be uniform to ensure the health and safety of all workers and patrons alike.
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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 in open and enclosed public areas is banned in many parts of the world but it is not enforced vigorously and most of the time it is left to personal good judgment. We need to enforce the prohibition of this hazardous practice rather vigorously to ensure compliance.
However, there have been concerns on public smoking and its effects on other members of the public who do not smoke creating the need to understand both sides of the concerns. Background of the public smoking concern, as mentioned earlier, goes back to as early as documented 1590 when the then pope cracked down on the use of tobacco.
However, the carrying of any tobacco product may also come under legislation against use of tobacco. Research shows that second-hand smoking causes the same health problems as first-hand smoking; diseases such as lung cancer, bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, and cardiovascular diseases plague both first-hand and second-hand smokers (SHEU, 2003).
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..
One in five of all deaths every year in the United States have been credited to smoking, killing more than AIDS, suicide, alcohol, car accidents, homicide, and illegal drugs combined (American Cancer Society, 2004). Bishop and Yoo (1985) declared that a surgeon's general report in 1964, regarding the knowledge of severe health affect of smoking, showed a diminution in cigarette sales.
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
Several business establishments commenced to provide their customers with separate enclosures wherein they could indulge in smoking tobacco (Smoking Ban - Obstruction of Freedom?). This initiative was hoped to prevent
According to Centre for Disease Control (2003), approximately 8.6 million Americans have serious illnesses caused or related to smoking. This is an overwhelming number of victims, especially bearing in mind that the devastating smoking