Smoking Must Be Banned from All Public Places Essay

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In this lifetime, all the public seems to be worried about is effects of global warming. Everyone is trying to make the environment safer so that Earth does not combust within the next 50 years. Yes, that is a global crisis, but there is one forming right under the publics’ nose, literally. The effect of second- and third- hand smoke is something that has become a hot topic and put on the back burner until recently. Some states have adopted a law that prevents smoking in places like restaurants and bars, but that isn’t far enough. Banning smoking in all public places will significantly improve the health of innocent bystanders, which is something the public should want to strive for. More than 42,000…show more content…
In this lifetime, all the public seems to be worried about is effects of global warming. Everyone is trying to make the environment safer so that Earth does not combust within the next 50 years. Yes, that is a global crisis, but there is one forming right under the publics’ nose, literally. The effect of second- and third- hand smoke is something that has become a hot topic and put on the back burner until recently. Some states have adopted a law that prevents smoking in places like restaurants and bars, but that isn’t far enough. Banning smoking in all public places will significantly improve the health of innocent bystanders, which is something the public should want to strive for. More than 42,000 American die each year from smoking without even lighting up a cigarette, including 900 infants (Wanjek). With these statistics, why should smoking in public be tolerated? Christopher Wanjek of LiveScience.com wrote: “…according to a Gallup poll conducted July 9-12, many smokers and nonsmokers are unaware of secondhand smoke danger, with just 28 percent of smokers saying secondhand smoke is very harmful to adults, compared with 63 percent of nonsmokers. Nearly one in four smokers said secondhand smoke is not too harmful or not harmful at all.” Could this be the reason that people accept smoking in public, because of pure ignorance? Maybe it is the fact that the effects of second-hand smoke are not widely known. Whether these are the
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