If smoking was illegal whould it save more lifes
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1) The amount of people who die every year from second hand smoking (just in the USA) is an astonishing number of approximately 50,000 (as cited from the ANR).Which I think we can all agree would be greatly eliminated if smoking were to be illegal as to the amount of public smoking would go down significantly.
2) Another point would be, if every time you wanted to smoke you would have to go hide ,or get arrested/fined I think the amount of cigarettes you would be smoking a day would also be likely to get cut down significantly.Less cigarettes means lowering the chances of death.
3) Also, I definitely think there is a number of people young and old, maybe not a whole lot but there are those who wouldn't go to you're local cigarette dealer and buy cigarettes just because it's illegal.Whether it's because they're afraid of getting arrested / fined ,or ethically speaking they wouldn't want to break the law but either way it does cut down smoking and in which case would save lives.
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Vote Placed by Midnight1131 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro gave some good stats on how harmful smoking is, and these are real stats. This made up most of their argument. Con on the other hand gave no stats, their only argument was a simple statement with no evidence to back it up that people will smoke even if it is illegal. I give arguments to Pro due to their argument holding more substance, with real stats and figures, while Con's was just an assumption.
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