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ssuet.khan
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Thescarecrow066
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Cigarettes should be banned

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Started: 3/14/2016 Category: Health
Updated: 8 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ssuet.khan

Con

It is very harmful tobacco for the human as it creates a gateway toward many diseases like Lung diseases include COPD(chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Cigarette smoking causes most cases of lung cancer. If you have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger an attack or make an attack worse. Smokers are 12 to 13 times more likely to die from COPD than non smokers.
Smoking is estimated to increase the risk
For coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times
For stroke by 2 to 4 times
Of men developing lung cancer by 25 times
Of women developing lung cancer by 25.7 times
Smoking causes diminished overall health, increased absenteeism from work, and increased health care utilization and cost.

reference
http://www.cdc.gov...
Thescarecrow066

Pro

Although I hate cigarettes more than the next person, I don't think they should be totally be banned, Remember smoking is a choice. If you decide to smoke, that is your fault. It's not the industries, its not the shop's fault, it yours and yours alone. Although the cigarette company should not be able to target there needs toward minors, they still have complete legal factor over a mature adult, Think about it if you actually listened to what people say about smoking and what it can do to you then you should be smart enough not to take it. And what happens to the thousands of people who work on tobacco sales for a living? They will all lose there jobs. Leading to them not being able to support there families since there only job was taken away. So in conclusion Cigarettes should not be banned because people can just not take them, people making a choice either to take it or not to take it it still the choice of the person, if they want to be a moron be my guest.

Other pros.
http://www.livescience.com...

FYI: I do not support the smoking cause, but I do not think they should be banned.
Debate Round No. 1
ssuet.khan

Con

First of all thanks for joining me in the debate,
Now if you think that it's all humans fault who smoke cigarettes then you are right in your opinion and some how I partially agree with you but the attractive promotions and advertisement which are for cigarettes are attracting people. It's human nature that he or she picks what is happening in their environment.
Your one point that unemployment will increase, for this the Government should create alternative job before banning it.
Cigarette industry is a powerful corrupting force in human civilization. Big tobacco has corrupted science by sponsoring "decoy" or "distraction research", but it has also corrupted popular media, insofar as newspapers and magazines dependent on tobacco advertising for revenues have been reluctant to publish critiques of cigarettes. The industry has corrupted even the information environment of its own workforce. " This shows that not only this industry producing hazardous product but spreading an other disease very well known as "corruption" as it is showing false stats of its workforce.
The Smoker is not only making his life in danger but also affecting the life of people around him.
Smoking cigarettes kills more people than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined. They are bad for the environment. If you saw the ingredients in them you would change your mind about smoking cigarettes. They are bad for your colon, your heart, your lungs, and every other part of your body.
In short it is an ultimate devastation for us.
http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com...
Thescarecrow066

Pro

Thescarecrow066 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
ssuet.khan

Con

ssuet.khan forfeited this round.
Thescarecrow066

Pro

Thescarecrow066 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Thescarecrow066 8 months ago
Thescarecrow066
Sorry about the forfit, I couldn't get onto a computer.
Posted by Shrekoning 8 months ago
Shrekoning
No one should be able to take this argument seriously. Have we not learned from Prohibition or the current "war on drugs"?
Posted by kjw47 8 months ago
kjw47
The Usa GOVT allowed the cig companys to add many more poisons to tobacco( early 70,s)--are they retarded to the core? It clearly shows they don't give a damn about the people. The whole purpose was to get children addicted. Such a lack of love--
Posted by GoOrDin 8 months ago
GoOrDin
No. he is CON cigerettes. that is clear by how he presented his case.
perhaps English is not his first language, perhaps he is an undergrad. But this position is clear, and
the misinterpretation on his part understandable.
it does make it difficult on some voters though.
Posted by dsjpk5 8 months ago
dsjpk5
As Con, you're against "Cigarettes should be banned.". You should switch to Pro, or someone could accept your first round as a concession.
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