I believe that smoking cigarettes in public places should be illegal for many reasons such as the health and safety dangers of others and even myself. Firstly those who believe that smoking should be banned say that cigarettes can affect smokers deeply in the long run. “Over 50,000 studies of the health effects of tobacco in dozens of countries have detailed its dangers. Worldwide, tobacco use causes about 90% of lung cancer deaths, 30% of all cancers, 20-25% of coronary heart diseases and stroke deaths, and more than 80% of chronic bronchitis and emphysema”. (Jordan 1).
Second-hand smokers are also at risk. On average, second-hand smoke causes 3,400 deaths from lung cancer; 46,000 deaths from heart disease." It is also known that smoking causes early death. "Cigarette use causes premature death. On average, smokers die 14 years earlier than non-smokers."
In this society, books are considered evil because they make people question and think hence why firemen are there to burn books. Another reason why books are banned is because minority groups were offended by certain types of literature. As days went on, more and more people were getting offended so more and more books were being taken off shelves. Eventually, someone decided to have all books banned since they would be left with none either way. One last reason why banning books were decided is because the lack of knowledge enhanced from books enables ignorance and ignorance creates people who are easier to control than people with knowledge.
In California alone, the number count of deaths from smoking has been increasing every single day and has not been going down at all.In reading a article I read that a Surgeon General stated that “ Approximately half of today’s 44.8 million smokers will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases.” Prop 56 will help California put the death toll lower than it is right now. The way Prop 56 will help save many lives is by adding a $2.00 increase in the tax revenue for a cigarette or anything that contain the ingredient of nicotine. When reading a map in Tobaccofreekids.com I saw that California was the 37th out of the 50 states that had the lowest taxes on cigarettes. If Proposition 56 is passed then California will be placed way higher than it already is at right now. As stated in the article made by Michael Hiltzik in the LA Times news website “The measure is expected to raise as much as $1.4 billion
Should cigarettes be illegal? Should smoking be illegal? Yes, you may ask yourself why? Simply because it results in a large number of death’s (the most in the uk to be precise).Most of us aren’t aware of the side effects from smoking cigarettes, which is very worrying to me. According to the NHS, its estimated that over 120,000 deaths are caused by smoking annually.
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), about 60% of gun deaths are from the 450000 incidents in the United States in 2012 (“Guns in the US: The statistics behind the violence”, 2016). In general, people tend to condemn homicides because of the gun; however, the reality is those gun accidents and suicide have astounding statistics. For instance, the number of deaths due to autopsies and gun accidents is several times higher than the number of deaths in gun-killed deaths; specifically, a Congressional study report estimates that more than 19,000 people died from gun-related suicide in 2011 (Lewis et al., 2015). Moreover, gun violence also directly affects the morale of the people, especially the young generation of the country. For example, according to Lewis's findings, offenses in the educational setting are mostly students whose cause is bullying; bullying in schools has been dragging on a series of serious issues involving gun violence (Lewis et al.,
Secondhand smoke is really harmful to anyone who inhales it in. As smokefree.gov stated, the smoke “contains over 7,000 harmful chemicals, at least 250 of which are known to damage… [ones] health.” Also, the secondhand smoke “can… stay in the air for several hours after somebody smokes.” Therefore, it is harmful to secondhand smoke. B. Reason to listen: So, let’s look at why smoking should be banned in public places. C. Thesis Statement: Smoking should be banned in public places because it is harmful to non-smokers who visit public places.
It is the leading cause of more than 443,00 deaths each year. Secondly smoking approximately result in 3,000 lung cancer deaths of non-smokers which is given off by the end of the burning cigarette and by the smokers exhalation. REASONS OF SMOKING 1) Youngsters try to look “cool” 2) Smoking acts as a stress reliever. 3) To control their weight. 4) Addiction 5) Peer pressure 6) Experimentation/ Adventure 7) Marketing of tobacco companies 8) Social Integration 9) To think Properly 10) Addiction SMOKING KILLS YOU Smoking causes many harmful diseases and health problems.
When interfering with a non-smoker and you are smoking in front of them, they breath the smoke that can cause deaths from lung cancer and heart disease each year. Dennis Thompson Jr found research on how secondhand smoke is responsible for thousands of deaths of non-smokers per year. “It consists of 3,400 lung cancer deaths and 46,00 heart disease deaths which is a huge number of deaths caused by smokers.” Non-smokers who breathe in smoke from people who do, may develop many symptoms and could possibly lead to death for something they had no control over. For example, neighbors who smoke in apartments can really affect the people in the other apartment complex because the smoke travels into the old air vents and into their apartment. People who smoke choose affect their own bodies and shouldn’t create problems for others.
Thanks to years of research, the links between smoking and cancer are now very clear. Smoking accounts for more than 1 in 4 UK cancer deaths, and nearly a fifth of all cancer cases. Tobacco was responsible for more than 100 million deaths worldwide in the 20th Century. The World Health Organisation has estimated that, if current trends continue, tobacco could cause a billion deaths in the 21st Century. The main way that smoking causes cancer is by damaging our DNA, including key genes that protect us against cancer.