If a product kills million of consumer would we keep it out in the market? If an industry is costing the federal government 955 billion dollars would we keep subsidizing it? If there is a group of the work force that could be using their skills to aid in the hundreds of other areaas that they could be helping why wouldn’t we take action already? In 1920 the United States Government decided that the consumption, production and transportation of alcohol had enough of a negative effect on the nation as a whole that they banned liquor all together. The same action should be taken with the consumption, faming, distribution and even the possession of tobacco and cigarettes. Cigarettes should be banned because they have a countless amount of health consequences, tobacco farmers cost the federal government billion to bail them out instead of reinvesting that money to aid in really any other are of farming that is struggling, and lastly because of the environmental impact and footprint that the growing of tobacco and manufacturing of cigarettes produces.
Cigarettes and other tobacco products should be made illegal because of the economic effects, addictive properties, secondhand smoke, and can lead to disease and/or death.
Tobacco has been around in the world for over 2.5 million years. It was not until a few hundred years ago when the tobacco industry decided to put these crops into use and conjure up tobacco products for the community. A popular tobacco product in society is cigarettes, as they are cheap and simple to use. As long as one is over eighteen, acquiring cigarettes is a straightforward process for a reasonable price, albeit the sin tax. It was not until recently when cigarettes became widely controversial due to the plant containing nicotine, an addictive drug to the body. Aside from containing nicotine and other hazardous chemicals to the body, cigarettes also cause a whole host of health implications
In the article “Why ban the sale of cigarettes? The case for abolition” by Robert Procter states that “Another objection commonly raised to any call for a ban is that this will encourage smuggling, or even organized crime.” I can agree with this statement although this author is for banning this statement brings out a huge issue that could potentially arise from banning tobacco. If there is a will there will be a way. Another outrageous idea I read in the article called “Regulatory Approaches to Ending Cigarette-Caused Death and Diseases in the United States” by Richard Daynard was the fact that the government would give tobacco companies a limit to how many cigarettes that can produce each year. By doing this it stated by the end of 2015 “it would become unlawful for a cigarette manufacturer to produce more than two-thirds of the brands baseline.”. So not only would the indoor-outdoor smoking bans be in effect the government would now be regulating the amount of cigarettes produced in the United States. Therefore I feel as strongly as others about banning smoking rights. I am a non-smoker myself and as long as you aren’t purposefully blowing smoke in my face, feel free to do as you please. While you can, that is.
“Loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, and dangerous to the lungs.” says King James of England and Scotland, describing smoking in 1604 (Connolly 13). Tobacco use kills millions of people a year but still only has few legal restrictions. Many argue that the use of tobacco is a right we have in the United States but the harm that it does to the innocent may outweigh those rights. Because the use of tobacco negatively impacts the health of both the users and those around them, all tobacco products and their use should be illegal.
The history and background cigarettes have a controversial past. There are tons of different brands of cigarettes, and they are responsible for many deaths and diseases. Worldwide, tobacco use causes nearly 6 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030. For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people have a serious smoking related illness. “Smoking is the number one preventable death in the U.S. Killing over 480,000 people every year” (CDC 1). “41,000 People are killed from second hand smoke per year” (CDC 1). This is just one of the bad things about cigarettes. There are hundreds of different kinds of cigarettes out there ready to harm people. Some being more popular than others. Cigarettes are sold all over the world. The most popular locations to buy
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.
Throughout grade school and high school, students are highly encouraged by teachers and facility to decline the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products. At home, most children are also pushed to say no to these crops, even from tobacco users in the family. Tobacco comes with a series of consequences in our nation’s health, cost, and image. Although our nation outlaws the use of recreational marijuana use, which has little to no side effects, we continue to allow our nation to poison itself with nicotine-infused, hazardous tobacco products. Tobacco products should be banned and outlawed in the U.S. for sabotaging the health of our community.
Why should cigarettes be illegal? That is a great question. Tobacco smoke is a mix of over 7,000 chemicals. Cigarettes take away to many lives, can harm the people around you, and cost many Americans their money, time, and health . Honestly, I have a very strong opinion on this topic, because I've seen most of these effects first hand with my family. Let me explain myself...
Lastly, cigarettes should be legal to not take people's freedom away. People have the right to chose whether if they want to smoke or not. In the U.S. we are facing many other problems worse than smoking that is causing violence, murder, mental and physical disorders. For example, a recent study made by WIRED has defined that America will be facing a big overwhelmingly obese by 2030. This problem will make a huge impact to the community, for the reason it would make increase the health care costs by s much as $66 billion. This is a bad problem that we would be facing a couple of years from
Advertising for tobacco is another source that cause teenagers smoke and adults smoke. Recently, tobacco companies have found new ways to promote their products to youth. They support their sporting events, concerts and movie. Many people favor idols or stars smoke in the movies and they seems very cool. And Teenagers are curious about imitation. Smoke containing nicotine acts as a stimulant to the brain. Nicotine in the bloodstream acts to make the smoker feel calm. In fact, nicotine is a lethal poison, affecting the heart, blood vessels, and hormones. Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 chemical compounds. More than 60 of these are known or suspected to cause cancer. What is more, secondhand smoke can be harmful in many ways and it ruins thousands of non-smoking people, children's health. The US Surgeon General and the US Food and Drug Administration are among those who have examined the evidence and concluded that tobacco advertising does increase overall consumption. If we ban adverts on tobacco products, they will gradually lose their appeal, because they won't symbolize anything "cool", "smart" or "amazing". Tobacco products will become ordinary consumption goods and thus the number of young people who take up smoking in order to "be somebody" will decrease.
Should the production of cigarette be legal? Cigarettes are responsible for millions of deaths all over the planet. Therefore, it remains the leading cause of lung cancer, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), emphysema and chronic bronchitis. For this purpose, why is the production of cigarettes remains legal? Although people may have the right to smoke cigarettes, the production of cigarettes should be illegal on account it causes deadly diseases, second hand smoke, addiction and pollution.
Ever since the 1960s, when cigarettes were deemed unhealthy, there has been constant effort to educate people on the tragic effects of smoking. It seems that one cannot go a day without hearing about how cigarettes are harmful. Some people are even victims of secondhand smoke on a daily basis. To some, the constant reminder that cigarettes are bad is a nuisance. To others, it can be a helpful way to prevent them from smoking. However, commercials and warning labels are not enough to protect people from the danger. The United States government should establish an indoor smoking ban on all tobacco products including electronic cigarettes and vapor pens. This ban is necessary to stop secondhand smoke from harming people, non-smokers would not
They be found in almost any store, right behind the register after a grocery list has been completed. Tobacco products are multi-billion dollar industries that thrive on the addiction of its’ consumers. Although individuals have the right to use tobacco products, the United states should ban the production, marketing, and sales because the marketing is geared towards teens and young adults, the health issues contributed to the use of tobacco are overwhelming, they’re highly addictive, and the effects of second-hand smoke is as harmful as smoking itself.
Cigarettes kill more Americans than suicide, vehicular accidents, alcohol, cocaine, heroin, ADIS, and homicides combined. Cigarettes do not support or benefit the public in a positive way. Cigarettes are filled with thousands of chemicals and are highly addictive. Cigarettes have caused numerous mental and physical problems for smokers and the people who surround them, impacting families, communities and society. Cigarettes and tobacco should become an illegal drug in North America. The negative traits of smoking outweigh the positive traits; tobacco should not be accessible to the public.