Essay about Why Smoking Should Be Banned

738 Words Nov 25th, 2014 3 Pages
Why Smoking should be banned in Public Places

It is a touchy subject among young and old alike; whether or not people should be allowed to smoke in public places. That is a burning question that many people will disagree on. Many people feel it is their right to smoke wherever they please, and you should just get over it; but as states, “Medical studies have shown that smoking not only leads to health problems for the smoker, but also for people close by”. The question is, should people be forced to endure secondhand smoke when it starts to affect their own health and should there be more done to stop it. Other than the bad breath and the awful stench that it leaves on your clothes, what are some of the other concerns associated with first and second hand smoke, take a look.
First, for those living with asthma it can be a daily struggle, and drifting tobacco smoke inside, and yes, even outdoors as well, can trigger an asthma attack. The wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath that accompanies asthma attacks can be prevented for asthma suffers’ that must go out in public by banning smoking in public places. Children and/or adults should not have to suffer from asthma attacks just because someone feels the need to smoke a cigarette in public.
Secondly, smoking can harm unborn children. Would it be fair to say that pregnant women should just not go out in to public places so that they can avoid secondhand smoke from people smoking? No, it would not. Banning…

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