The Instigator
KarlRalph123
Pro (for)
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The Contender
Russia_The_almighty
Con (against)
Winning
5 Points

Cigarettes should be illegal.

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Russia_The_almighty
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/5/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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KarlRalph123

Pro

I am looking for a debate on whether or not cigarettes should be illegal or legal.

Cons of cigarettes:
Tobacco use leads to disease and disability.
Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, and diabetes.
For every person who dies from a smoking-related disease, about 30 more people suffer with at least one serious illness from smoking.
More than 16 million Americans suffer from a disease caused by smoking.
Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030.
Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including an estimated 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure. This is about one in five deaths annually, or 1,300 deaths every day.
On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.
If smoking persists at the current rate among youth in this country, 5.6 million of today"s Americans younger than 18 years of age are projected to die prematurely from a smoking-related illness. This represents about one in every 13 Americans aged 17 years or younger who are alive today.
Russia_The_almighty

Con

You may be thinking why would I be con on this topic. Well I don't think it should be illegal. Instead we should at least
CHANGE IT.
The main reason people smoke cigarettes is because they shove as much nicotene as possible in there. Many people know the downsides of cigarettes, but they can't stop because of all the nicotene in them. If there was less nicotene people could quit far easier than now. Also cigarettes don't really need to have to have all those chemicals inside. The companies just do it to make more $$$$$MONEY$$$$$. The cigarettes companies make them unsafe and forcefully addicting. Do you really think that making it illegal is going to stop it? If you say yes was I could give you a list on illegal drugs that are being sold still and no taxes are being collected on them. Make them less addicting and more safe and just taxes them even more. So many jobs would be lost with no cigarette factories. Those people with no jobs are going to make unemployment shoot up as the Apollo missions to the moon.Parents are irresponsible and don't take watch to make surew their kids don't take there cigarettes.
In conclusion with higher taxes on cigarettes, less nicotene,less harmful chemicals,economic benefit, and more vigilant parents far less people will die of smoking.
Debate Round No. 1
KarlRalph123

Pro

KarlRalph123 forfeited this round.
Russia_The_almighty

Con

Pro forfeited so extend arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
KarlRalph123

Pro

KarlRalph123 forfeited this round.
Russia_The_almighty

Con

I should have a clear win since my opponent has forfeited twice.
Debate Round No. 3
KarlRalph123

Pro

KarlRalph123 forfeited this round.
Russia_The_almighty

Con

Vote Con!
Debate Round No. 4
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