Children 's lungs are still developing at young ages and adult’s occurs harmful effects on the heart. There are millions of children breathing smoke in their home with second hand smoke and second hand smokers don’t realize that their children are especially at more risk to their health than they are. Smoking in vehicles with under age of 18 should ban the law and children whose parents smoke around should also be illegal because in a small enclosed space such as a vehicle with a sunroof has more toxic air which expose breathing more rapidly. According to the author Leada Grove, created an article from AL.com wrote that “80 percent of smoke is invisivble and opening windows does not remove its harmful effects. The level of toxic air in a vehicle where someone is smoking is up to 10 times worse than levels that is considered hazardous”. Approximately 250,000 children and adults (non smokers) have died from health problems that exposed to secondhand smoke. Some states in the U.S. had established the secondhand smoke law that is illegal, however other states are still under construction to establish this law. All states should make this law a new law for all second hand smokers because as of right now our country have gained a major health issue and money wise for the government.
For over 50 years, the Surgeon General has been warning about the dangers of tobacco use and smoking. The most recent report, The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General, offers information and statistics related to the monetary costs and physical dangers of smoking. Although the number of people who smoke has declined, if the current rates remain the same, nearly 6 million Americans who are alive today and under the age of 18 will die prematurely from a disease related to smoking. Additionally, half of the people today who continue to smoke will die prematurely due to a smoking-related condition.
Children do not deserve to be exposed to such toxic things so young. They are innocent victims to their parents' bad habit and life choices. Children are vulnerable and clearly do not know what these chemicals do to their bodies so they are defenseless against the dangers of secondhand smoke. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also states, "Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, hundreds are toxic and about 70 are known to cause cancer." I believe that it is not okay to for parents to think that
“We affirm that environmental tobacco smoke is a significant public health risk to young children and that parents need to know about the risks of smoking in the home around their young children. We agree to co-operate on education and public awareness efforts aimed at reducing children’s exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.”
I whole heartedly feel the government should intervene and ban public smoking, with no exceptions. Now when we talk about the government doing something like banning all smoking in public; the questioned in posed “is the government over stepping it boundaries?” the answer to that is; I don’t think so. True enough people have a right to smoke, and I’m not saying
New Jersey has to continue the prohibition of smoking in public access restaurants, bars, parks, and clubs. Nonsmokers can consume second hand smoke which is dangerous. The risk of smoking in a building can result in a fire and lead to traumatic events. The smell of smoke can deter people from coming in. Smoking bans are very important to preserve intact, so we don’t have these risks to society and businesses. For a long time people have had different views about smoking in public places. Smokers feel it is their right to smoke where and when they want, and nonsmokers feel like their rights are getting violated.
The advocates of the smoking bans point at the societal and individual damage caused by smoking. The justification in their eyes for such ban is that smoking harms individuals’ health and passive inhaling the smoke causes serious health issues. They also emphasize a vital role of a government to protect its citizens’ health and well-being. Apart from that, the supporters mention large public and private spending from tax-payers money related to health issues caused by secondhand smoke. Despite of possible benefits, the regulation remains controversial in the US with only 8 states having such bans. The opponents of smoking bans in private cars with minors refuse the governmental control over behavior in a private property. They are against the violation of property rights and also against control of autonomy. According to the opponents, citizens should be responsible for their own health and should have freedom to make their own heath decision for themselves and their children. They refuse the paternalistic role of the state, however do not fully deny the paternalistic roles
One reason I think smoking in the presence of children should be banned in homes and in public is because secondhand smoke can cause premature death. Since 1964, approximately 2,500,000 nonsmokers have died from health problems caused by exposure to secondhand smoke (“Secondhand Smoke...”). Some people think this is unrealistic because it would be hard to enforce in homes. I think that if the law keeps even
Cigarettes are the number one cause of death in the U.S. and yet they are still on the shelves. People know the damage tobacco does to the body, and yet they still continue to smoke, chew, and sniff it. Cigarettes and tobacco products needs to be criminalized. Smoking is the number one cause of cancer in the United States. About 50 million people smoke cigarettes in the United States.
Smoking is something that millions of Americans do every day and companies profit millions of dollars every year through the sales of cigarettes, but at what cost? Five dollars a pack for a cancered lung and a heart attack. A deadly addiction comparable to heroin or cocaine, cigarettes are the only product that efficiently kills more than five million people year -- one million in the Americas-- and is still legal. The damage that it causes does not surface until years later after habitual use. The government should issue a federal ban on cigarettes because of the adverse health effects..
Smoking is one of the main causes of cancer and death in the United States. Any type of tobacco is harmful to the human body. When people smoke, they are suffocating their lungs thus changing the color of their lungs from a reddish pink to a greyish black in the long run. This color change indicates that the lungs are slowly dying; common knowledge amongst people, yet they still ignore these facts. These dangers to human health are the reasons why smoking should be more regulated.
Many people spend a majority of their time in their homes, but what about the time spent in their automobile? Many people tend to overlook the harmfulness of smoking in an automobile, which makes them ignorant to their surroundings because automobiles are more compact than homes. When a child is in an automobile with a smoker, he or she cannot escape. Recent studies show, “Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals. Hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer” (“Health Effects”). From a recent petition taken in Michigan, results showed that “75% of people support no smoking in homes were children have asthma or a similar lung condition” (“82 percent”). Only 75% of people think it is erroneous to smoke in a home with a known life-threatening condition. The other 25% of people must not be informed of the negative side effects smoking creates, because 75% is unacceptably low when there is a known life-threatening condition and those people still think it is acceptable to smoke around that child. If 25% of people are willing to smoke in a house with a child with a known life-threatening issue, than what are they going to do in an automobile? If a parent is smoking with their child in an automobile, the parent should be pulled over for child abuse because that child cannot escape their environment and most likely the parent will not consider the child’s request to not smoke around them.
I will be creating a law stating that smoking should be banned from all public places. I am creating this law because I think it's important that people feel free to go out in the community without having to worry about breathing in secondhand smoke. By enforcing this law it will also encourage people to stop smoking since they will no longer be able to smoke public places. By doing this, it will increase business for all the restaurants and bars that used to allow smoking. People will be more likely to go there now because they will know longer have to breathe in secondhand smoke. The social goal I believe this law is based on is Economic Equity because I believe that if you asked a random group of citizens they would agree that smoking should
Keep in mind, these people don?t smoke themselves, but they are still put at risk by the actions of others. The Saskatchewan Instite?s webpage goes on to state that half of all children exposed to second-hand smoke are exposed at home. While this is an important fact, its importance lies in opposite, half are exposed in places other than at home. In America 25,000 people are killed every year in car accidents, while 53,000 die from second-hand smoke (from Office on Smoking and Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/sgr/sgr_1988/). Action must be taken to protect these people from a threat over which they have no control.
It is estimated that 36.5 million adults smoke in the United States of America (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention B). A cigarette contains 7,000 chemicals and 70 of those can cause cancer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention B). When someone decides to smoke a cigarette, they are not only choosing to allow those toxins into their body but are imposing all those same toxins on anyone around them. Secondhand smoke is the combination of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke breathed out by smokers and is considered more dangerous then smoking the cigarette (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention B). Every year 480,000 people in the United States of America die because of cigarette smoking, which is the leading cause of preventable disease and death. Why has this deadly habit become such a casual part of the American life? This habit is not only harmful to the person smoking, but is hurting everyone around them. It may be their decision to smoke and cause damage to their own bodies but when they decide to smoke in public they are infringing on the rights of everyone around them right to protect their health. Smoking should be made illegal because it is not only harmful to the smokers but also causes harm to fetuses in utero, developing children and any other adults who may breathe that smoke in.