Smoking In Public Places

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Smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the world. The numbers of people who smoke have increased over the years. Although they are equipped with the knowledge of how unhealthy smoking can be, people still choose to smoke. It is a personal choice and a highly addictive habit. Smokers choose to subject themselves to the health risks of smoking. Consequently, Smoking in public places should not only be banned, it should come with heavy penalties, such as outlandish fines, criminal charges and, if possible, public beatings. However, smoking does not only affect the smoker negatively. It also affects all the people around those who smoke since when people smoke in public the smoke travels everywhere through the air, and the…show more content…
Smoking is proven to be harmful to health; various diseases are associated with it (Lavinia Ann M. Junio, ND). Though many smokers already know of the health risks that come with smoking cigarettes, what most of them do not, is how secondhand smoking can affect other people. Smoking cigarettes, in public places must be banned for its offensive to the non-smokers who have to tolerate the smoke, the chaos, and the smell. Consider the typical public place – a garden, a park bench, an elevator. Individuals visit such places for peace and silent, for necessity, to get to work, so they should not be obligatory to breathe another person’s toxic tobacco smokes. Everyone knows that second-hand smoke is just as, if not more, dangerous than directly inhaling the smoke. If smoking is banned in public places it safeguards the life of the smoker as well as that of the public. Studies have shown that second-hand smoke kills. Since it causes numerous problems, for example, sudden infant death syndrome, respiratory infections and asthma attacks in children. Besides that, it causes heart diseases and lung cancer in smoking and non-smoking adults. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), secondhand smoke contains at least 250 chemicals known to be toxic, including more than 50 that can cause cancer. These studies have proven that people who inhale smokes can cause cancer and is extremely bad for both the smokers and non-smokers' health (Smoking should be Banned in all Public Places, 18/5/2017). This violates a non-smokers' right to live a healthy. Consequently, the health of innocent non-smokers who are in public places is being jeopardized against their
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