Pros And Cons Of Banning Tobacco

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Written assignment unit 4 Term 5
Smoking is bad as everyone knows. In order to stop this habit, governments are working on different solutions. Still there is a conflict of interest that makes a ban of advertising of tobacco a complex issue as I explain below.
To summarize the argument in favor of banning tobacco advertising, I have to start by defining what is tobacco and why it is controversial. Tobacco is known to be a killer of humans for many years, like Cancer, HIV, and other diseases. The world is still trying its best to fight the above disease in order not to kill the people. At the same time, especially the developed nations pour their millions of dollars to eradicate this disease not to kill their citizens. While the world agrees that other diseases should be eliminated, there is still debate about tobacco. Questions remain about whether people should be allowed to use tobacco if it is their choice, since it seems like giving people the ability to harm themselves.
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If the ban was implemented properly or not is an important question. As a government working for its citizens, they are obligated to ban tobacco advertising. If the government doesn’t take the action, then nobody else is going to make a ban. Some people that oppose the ban may say the government’s decision is powerless. However, these that oppose the decision need to recognize that supporting the ban is the ethical decision. The government has to work effectively to accomplish the tobacco ban implementation. I would say that for the ban to be effective, the government must first also educate the citizens about the dangers of
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