Smoking Should Be Illegal In Public Essay

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Smoking Should Be Made Legal in Public Everywhere we look, we see anti-smoking campaigns against smokers, especially smoking in public, which claim to kill about one in three people of the smoking population. They do so by talking about Cancer and also Second-hand Smoke. While many people fall for the false marketing of these campaigns and become anti-smokers, the others still don’t fall for them. There are many reasons to be skeptical about these professional campaigns and their advertisements as they profit from exaggerating the health threats of smoking. There are a lot of reasons that smoking should be made legal in public and not illegal. Smoking as a whole is definitely bad for health, but it isn’t as bad as the general perception of it is. Despite of the risk of cancer and other health related concerns because of smoking and passive smoking, there are also good things about smoking. Smoking has the ability to calm someone down and reduce the stress and tension from that person. It is also a way to treat chronic pain and it can reduce anxiety. Moreover, smoking reduces the possibility of getting obesity and it is also a form of self-meditation for people suffering from…show more content…
This would result in lesser revenue and lesser profit for companies which could lead to unemployment which is a major economic problem, unlike smoking in public. The cigarette industry earned more than $720 billion in 2013 with over 1.3 billion smokers in the world making it one of the largest industries in the world. Cigarettes are also taxed heavily which is good, as it increases government revenue. Smoking also causes a lot of health problems which is good from the perspective of hospitals. As hospitals earn a lot of their income from cancer patients, smoking causes lung cancer which can be extremely fatal. This leads to a lot of check-ups and operations which is how hospitals’ revenues
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