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Pyro_806
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Should Smoking Be Banned?

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michaeltaffe3
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/25/2013 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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michaeltaffe3

Pro

One Word: Death

Three More Words: Second hand Smoke

That should sum up the opener nicely.
Pyro_806

Con

While I am normally against smoking, I will play the part of con here.

Smoking shouldn't be banned simply because it results in deaths. (well...complications that result in death, but I get the point.) By that logic peanuts and horses should be banned.

Unless you're referring to commercial food smoking in which case, screw you, I LOVE JERKY

Hey Pro, after the debate you wanna go get some waffles?
Debate Round No. 1
michaeltaffe3

Pro

Smoking should be banned because it not only causes terrible pollution, but is a health problem that can cost the government a lot of money in health care costs.

Everyone has seen a person blow their blue smoke into the air creating a horrible smell. The smoke that they produce contains harmful VOC's, or Volatile Organic Compounds, that can destroy our atmosphere and cause ground level ozone, smog, and acid rain. But wait, pollution doesn't stop there! We've all seen the butts on the ground that people leave there to sit. the truth is, the filters in a cigarette, do not decompose. Over time, these will build up on our sidewalks and streets, until they are kicked into a storm drain headed for the local river or lake.

Not only is smoking a concern to our planet, but it is a concern to our health. Second hand smoke kills 42,000 non smokers every year. And because the smokers were the ones who were smoking, that group as a whole has committed millions of murders since 1990. This will cost the nation millions in health care costs to heal these smoke ridden humans. Hundreds of diseases are caused by smoking, including 30 different types of cancer, emphysema, and coronary heart disease.

You also have to consider all of the drugs that are smoked. These drugs would be less used, because you could not smoke them in public places.

Really, we have to see that this is where things are headed anyway. Smoking is bad, we know that. Why let it continue?
Pyro_806

Con

You mentioned other drugs that are smoked. Those are already illegal though and as a result, people don't publicly use them. So, should laws that do nothing be passed?
Debate Round No. 2
michaeltaffe3

Pro

People DO smoke them. But because it is not legal for a cop to check what's in a random person's cigarette, you can't tell if the disguise it. This is a huge problem in big cities.
Pyro_806

Con

Most drugs have a very distinct smell though. So most cops would be able to smell the other substances that the cigarettes have been laced with. Therefore that is a moot point.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by michaeltaffe3 3 years ago
michaeltaffe3
good job
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Vote Placed by dragonb95 3 years ago
dragonb95
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