Should Smoking be banned
Many surveys, studies and scientific researches have proved that smoking is injurious to health. Smoke is unhealthy and surrogating. It pollutes the environment. There are two types of smokers-active and passive. The person who amoles is active and others who are near him and inhale the smoke is active and others who are near him and inhale the smoke are passive smokers. Both are walk affected by the ill effects of smoking. Smokers and non smokers meet at many places like offices. Buses, hotels, etc. So, considering the ill effects of passive smoking on health and environment, smoking has been banned in public places. A person who wants to smoke may do so at permitted places.
In the present society, movies and television programs have glamorized cigarette smoking. More and more young boys and girls are attracted to it. Even the statutory warning on the cigarette packets does not stop them. The young generation thinks that those wine smokes are smart, modern and have an intellectual streak in them.
Smoking is undoubtedly an unhealthy practice. Those who smoke suffer from several health problems. A chain smoker is the worst sufferer. Cigarettes contain 4,000 types of chemicals out of which 43 are carcinogenic. The carbon monoxide concentration in the smoke is greater than 20,000 ppm. This diluted to 400-500 ppm during inhalation It displaces oxygen from hemoglobin and the result is impairment of the central nervous system. It may also cause cardiac and pulmonary diseases. These may eventually lead to heart attacks. Cigarettes also contain ammonia and other hydrocarbons which could cause asthma, other respiratory infections and lung cancer. The dust particles in it may cause irritation of the eyes, cancer, and emphysema. Its nicotine content is highly addictive and reaches the brain immediately. It constricts the blood vessels, raises the blood pressure the brain immediately. It constricts the blood vessels, raises the blood pressure and gives the central nervous system a small jolt. It can lead to reproductive disorders inhaling ton.
Some important data are found in ‘A Nationally Representative Case-Control study of smoking and death in India, the most exhaustive study of smoking punished in the New England Journal of Medicine. This research was done by a team from India, Canada and the UK and was supported by the world Health Organization. According to this study, India is in the made of a catastrophic epidemic of deaths due to smoking. From 2010, smoking is expected to claim 10 lakh victims every year, while the study found no safe levels of smoking, cigarettes were found to be more dangerous than bidis. There are 120 million smokers in India. The study also found that among men, about 61% of those who smoke would die at the age of 30-69 compared with 41% of otherwise similar non smokers. Among women, 62% of those who smoke will die within 30-69 years of age compared with only 36% of non smokers. Smokers in India start at a later age than those in Europe or America and smoke less, but in India smokers die not only from lung diseases and cancer but also from tuberculosis and heart attacks.
It is very alarming that tobacco use among young women has risen rapidly in India, with 9.7% girls between the ages of 13 and 15 years using some form of tobacco as compared to 3.1% adult women. According to WHO, 14.1% children between the ages of 13 and 15 starts smoking in India or use some form of tobacco. The tobacco epidemic has shifted to the developing world, where 80% of the over 8 million annual tobacco related deaths are feared to occur by 2030.
Scientists have discovered that smoking has a far more damaging effect on women’s health than men’s. The harmful effects of smoking can kill women eight years earlier than men. Scientists claim that smoking can cut 11 years off a woman’s average life expectancy. And in case of a man, it is just 3 years off. They even added that women are more susceptible to the commonest form of lung cancer, adenocarcinoma. If a pregnant woman smokes, it is not only harmful to her own health but also to the expected baby.
It is alarming to know that nearly 700 million children worldwide live in the home of a smoker. Passive smoking increases the risk of bronchitis, pneumonia, middle ear infection, cardiovascular impairment, asthma and behavioral problems in children. A US study found deficiencies in reading and reasoning skills among children even at low levels of smoke exposure.
The single best way for giving one’s own family a smoke free environment is to quit smoking. Quitting requires planning and a strong intention. Today, effective support systems like psychotherapeutic interventions along with pharmacotherapy and nicotine replacement therapy are available to make the quitting process easier.
But if a government cares for the health of its citizens it should raise above the economic considerations and find a way out. So the government should ban smoking at least in public places. In India, the government has already implemented this policy in some ports of the country. It has also strictly instructed that children below 18 years of age should not be employed in tobacco industries. They are no allowed buying or consuming tobacco.
However banning smoking in public places will give some justice to the non smokers. But for smokers, following the line of the developed countries, separate smoking sections should be introduced in workplaces. The smokers can go to that section for a puff and at least leave then on smokers free of pollution.
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Nowadays , Smoking is considered as a worldwide phenomenon . Also , people refer smoking as slow death and it steals years of a person's life , which is really horrible and they should be aware of the consequences . So , Smoking should be banned , because it affect the environment badly as well as their health .
Firstly, Smoking should be banned , because it harms the environment . For example , air pollution is one of the causes that would definitely affect the environment . The sky would be unclean and polluted from the cigarette smokes and , it will impact people's life , including non-smokers . After that , It will put them in difficult positions . For example : they will have to wear masks to cover their mouths whenever they pass by a smoker . Another example , they have to avoid certain places . Such as , public places like markets and streets . So , Smokers will force people to be indoors instead of outdoors .
Secondly , Smoking is dangerous , it affect people's health negatively , simply because of the numerous cigarettes that a person smokes per day . For instance , when a person smokes full bucket in one day , he or she would definitely suffers from health issues such as unusual coughing , difficulty in swallowing . Also , there are different types of diseases that could be resulted from smoking . One of them is could be fast like lung cancer and the other type could be slow that will show up after twenty years or more . For Example , livers will shut down and won't function normally , as well as the teeth will turn into bad shape with black and yellow stains all over the teeth . Eventually , they will die if they didn't take the precautions from the beginning .
On the other hand , smoking can be useful to put a person into ease , specially when a person is feeling overwhelmed over work and needs to let the stress out . For example , when a person works in long shift hours , smoking a cigarette could be the only way out through out the day . It might help for a short period of time . However , the pleasure that comes out from smoking one cigarette into another will bite her or him on the back in the near future and they have to be responsible for their own actions .
In conclusion , Smoking should be prohibited , at least some of the places where families gather around like park . So , People should be aware of the outcomes . Also , I advise smokers to quit as soon as possible before its too late .
You can't throw out a statement like cigarettes harm the environment without backing it up with some solid evidence.
Also, people are aware of the dangers of smoking. You can force an adult to not do something, if they are aware of the consequences.
Didn't work with prohibition on alcohol, and hasn't worked with pot.
Personally, I can't see how the amount of smoking in the world today is harming the environment.
It's different in different areas, but where I live smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places, and there are restrictions where you can smoke.
However, are you going to tell someone they can't smoke in the privacy of their own home?
A least a couple of times you said to the effect "people should be made aware of the dangers of smoking, therefore smoking should be banned"
Where is the connection?
It's like saying people should be made aware that fried chicken is not healthy, so we need to close all fried chicken establishments.
Are you sure you're in college?
You know, oral sex is illegal in some places, but I don't think it stops anyone.
I smoke, I can come to agree, but I want all my taxes on cigs back.
You know, oral sex is illegal in some places, but I don't think it stops anyone.
Where are you on the issue?
Smoking is a pandemic health hazard. Why is this drug legal?
that government has jurisdiction to render ANY drug illegal.