Should Cigarettes Be Banned in the U.S.?

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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 to the user and the people around him or…show more content…
Moreover, it stated that the test subjects inhaled an average of one cigarette per day through second hand smoking. But, this information was proven to be a puffery, as it was eleven times higher than the normal intake. Furthermore, a report in the British Medical Journal proved that after analyzing data from more than 100,000 Californians from 1959 through 1997, they concluded that “secondhand smoke has little if any negative impact on morality.” All of the sources also do not state the quantity of smoke one must inhale to increase the risks. A reasonable person would not loaf around in a casino or bar, inhaling all of the smoke around him or her. Sidenote, casinos and bars typically have a smoke-free zone for the non-smokers, thus avoiding the intolerable atmosphere. One could argue about parents smoking in their own residence and affecting their kids. But, the dangers of secondhand smoking are common knowledge everyone is aware of. If parents smoke in their own homes, knowing that it will affect their kids, then they are not deemed to be fit as parents in the first place. This would eventually cause the kids to require hospitalization for the damages the neglectful parent(s) has committed. If smoking were to become banned in the U.S., history would repeat itself with the Prohibition era. It began in 1920 when the U.S.
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