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Do you think cigarettes should be illegal, why or why not?

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Started: 4/7/2016 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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XxDebateQueenxX

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Tobacco clearly takes a significant toll on the lives of Americans, causing 450,000 premature deaths each year, and drastic measures should be taken to eliminate the habit from our lives, including, some say, banning cigarettes. But others argue that, in today's society, such a goal is overly idealistic, and would be extremely difficult to implement.
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cigarette is something which people do not quit easily. while you believe that cigarette leads to rising death tolls, it is not solely cigarette that damages our body. for all you may know it contributes the least. the food we consume,the air we intake, these damage our body. how many real life examples can you give where people have solely died of cigarettes?
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Posted by Schuh 1 year ago
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Not only should tobacco remain legal, but marijuana, cocaine and opium, as well as harder drugs such as crystal meth and heroin, should be legal- at least not criminal.

The war on drugs is such a dismal failure, that many law enforcement officials, sheriffs and officers all around the country are refusing to prosecute addicts. Many say they are too busy saving lives from such things as fires and homicides to waste their precious time putting addicts in jail. One mayor in New York is even moving to have a heroin safe clinic where addicts can shoot up under a nurses supervision like there are in Amsterdam and Canada.

Some small religious groups see nothing wrong with cocaine, for example, as long as that business is free of murder, rape and robbery. The cocaine business will not be free of murder, rape and robbery until it is legalized, regulated and taxed.

But to the issue of tobacco, one great religious leader Rabbi Mendel Menachem Schneerson said he would not condemn tobacco, as the withdrawal off tobacco might be worse than the tobacco itself.

To sum up my argument, considering what a failure our war of drugs has been considering tons of taxpayer money wasted, a whole multitude who have lost their freedom while overburdening the already overcrowded prisons, and the many loss of lives because addicts have been prosecuted instead of receiving treatment, who in their right mind would add one more drug to the list of outlawed drugs?
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