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John_Philip_5
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FrozenLichBox
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Cigarettes should be banned for children

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Started: 9/12/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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John_Philip_5

Pro

Yes. Cigarettes should be banned for Children. Why? For they are still on the development stage and it is not good for them to smoke because they will have have higher rates of lung infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Children who smokes have have higher rates of admission to hospital.
FrozenLichBox

Con

I don't know what country you live in, but here in the US we have a neat legal document known as the Constitution. This document, in laying out our rights, places a clear emphasis on personal responsibility. Basically, as long as you're not violating the rights of others, you can do whatever you want.

This includes, if you wish to be a complete moron, allowing your children to smoke. It negatively affects no one except your children, and, as a parent, you are wholly responsible for them. I assume this is the reason you want a smoking ban for children, the "greater good" argument. Tell me, is it a good idea to give the government the ability to tell you to do and what not to do on a personal level? If they can control wether you smoke or not, who's to stop them from controlling what food you eat, or restricting your internet capabilities?

In short, personal responsibility rests on the individual, not the government.
Debate Round No. 1
John_Philip_5

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Debate Round No. 2
John_Philip_5

Pro

As what you said "It negatively affects no one except your children". You sure about that? In fact, smoking affects not only your children but also your surroundings as well (plants, people,etc) or what we called "secondhand smoke"

Seeing the future, if people continue smoking especially children. Our world would be polluted, many people(men, women, children,) as well as the other living organisms (plants, animals, etc) will die. If smoking continues to be legal, then the development of our world would not continue, since the hope of a nation are the children.

In additional, people nowadays should develop their personal responsibilities. They should open their eyes and see what is happening in their surroundings and see what will happen to our world in the future if smoking continues.
FrozenLichBox

Con

FrozenLichBox forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by ClashnBoom 1 year ago
ClashnBoom
Wanna d8, m8?
Posted by FrozenLichBox 1 year ago
FrozenLichBox
Do you have any actual proof of this? That smoking causes everything near the smoker to die, if not be damaged?
Posted by ClashnBoom 1 year ago
ClashnBoom
Smoking literally destroys everything living. Plants, Animals, Smokers, Bystanders, the Ozone layer etc.
Kids should not smoke and adults should only do it in a time of crisis.
Posted by FrozenLichBox 1 year ago
FrozenLichBox
Of course people will still smoke anyway. What does that have to do with common sense?
Posted by ConserativeDemocrat 1 year ago
ConserativeDemocrat
Shouldn't it just be common sense? People will still smoke anyway
Posted by FrozenLichBox 1 year ago
FrozenLichBox
You do realize that if someone's smoking nearby you, you don't have to stay next to them. You could always move, or, if you like, ask them to move. Seeing as smoking next to other people is rude, I'm sure they'd oblige.
Posted by ConserativeDemocrat 1 year ago
ConserativeDemocrat
Yes, but eating toast does not harm you or bystanders. Smoking does.
Posted by debate-master1 1 year ago
debate-master1
Until what age
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