Smoking Should Be Banned from All Public Areas

1106 Words Jul 11th, 2018 5 Pages
Do you smell that? That foul scent mixed into the air. It’s killing you slowly inside, each time you take a breath of this putrid, polluted, dirty scent. You smell it too, the trillions of chemicals racing into your lungs. Now look around yourself, and you’ll see someone smoking on the bench beside you. Smoking is the number one avoidable causes of death. Therefore, smoking should be banned from all public areas. The ban from smoking in public will help to reduce the smokers intake of cigarettes/chemicals, cigarettes themselves are a danger to the earth, some may argue that this ban may damage the cigarette economy, and that smoking does not only effect the smoker himself/herself, it effects everyone around them, in many various ways. …show more content…
Consequently, if the ban against smoking were to be put into action, there would be a great benefit; smokers would reduce their intake of cigarettes, meaning lowering risks of the defects of cigarettes. This is something many people want, and this is something that is necessary for the better of the people. Reduce the cigarettes. Reduce the chemical intake. Reduce the risks. It is as simple as that to reduce the risks of disease, and possibly saving some from the despair of disease. Not only will this ban against smoking in public areas benefit the smokers’ health, this benefits the earth by reducing the amount of cigarettes littered/polluting the air. So many people just throw their cigarettes away without any second thoughts that it will just decompose into the earth like a banana peel. Or once it hits the ground, the hot ashes will be extinguished, put out in an instant. You may not think that just one cigarette thrown onto the ground is fine, but once you’ve thrown out at least 2 cigarettes a day, combined with millions of other people’s cigarettes thrown onto the ground, we have accumulated a giant mass of cigarette litter. From David Suzuki, in the article “Let’s get serious about cigarette litter- no ifs, ands or butts!” from August 17th, 2013;
“Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world, with 4.95-trillion tossed onto the ground or water every
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