Should Smoking Public Places?

1854 WordsMay 5, 20158 Pages
A lot of people smoke but what they do not realize is exactly how harmful it is to smoke. All over the world teens try to smoke because they think it is cool, or if they do it then they will fit in with the group. Should the government allow smoking public places? Is the fact that some states allow people to smoke in public places influencing teens and other to start smoking? These are a few questions that many people ask when they think of this topic, along with the health of people who smoke regularly, the laws on smoking, and how much people spend on a stick of cancer. Smoking starts among teens because of peer pressure or thinking that it is cool because everyone does it. There are also teens that are smart and choose not to smoke but yet they still hang out with people that do, what they do not realize is that secondhand smoke is just as bad as smoking a cigarette yourself. Secondhand smoke is a mixture of gases and fine particles that includes smoke from a burning product such as cigarettes, hookah or marijuana or smoke that has been exhaled from a person who is smoking. Non-smokers who breathe secondhand smoke inhale the same toxic chemicals as the smoker (Pierce County Health Department). The more smoke you breathe, the more harmful chemicals you will inhale. There is no risk-free level of exposure. According to the American Cancer Society: Each day nearly 3,000 kids under the age of 18 try their first cigarette and another 700 become regular, daily smokers. About
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