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Should cigarettes be banned from Society?

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Started: 4/10/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 8 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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macev6309

Pro

Tobacco use is the major cause of preventable and premature death and disease according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking affects people in many ways. First, there health start to deteriorate. Lung cancer and heart disease are what most smokers die from. There are also a lot of harmful ingredients in cigarettes which contribute to the health of the smoker.
Smoking also affects others around the smoker. Second hand smoking causes numerous problems in infants and children such as asthma attacks, respiratory infections, and sudden infant death syndrome. in adults some health conditions caused by second hand smoke are coronary heart disease, stroke and lung cancer. one in every 5 deaths in the U.S. are related to smoking.
Smoking is also very expensive. Cigarettes on average cost between $5-$13 across the U.S.. It puts a financial burden on society because the more people smoke and get sick, the higher the need for health care cost.
This is why we should ban cigarettes from Society.
Mkane1

Con

Banning cigarettes is antidemocratic because after researches more than 60% of the Americans are against cigarettes prohibition. It is a discrimination as well because by banning it the government stigmatized smokers and forces them to give up their behavior. Technology is very advanced today so instead of banning it the companies could find another way to make it harmless.
It's also not sincere banning it because government makes billions every year from taxing a fatal product and most of people who are openly for the banning have secretly smoking bar home whether it's for them or for their rich friends.
Debate Round No. 1
macev6309

Pro

Nicotine is highly addictive and very hard to quit. Politicians and lawmakers are only worried about making money and not the health of people. More advertisements on not to smoke cigarettes and its effect need to be marketed, either through television, billboards, social media, Internet etc. Tobacco companies should stop the production of cigarettes due to its effects. It is also a cause of both global warming and global warming denial. CVS, which is a major pharmacy, has also already voluntarily stopped selling cigarettes.
Mkane1

Con

It is the publican who should decide the smoking policy on his or her own premises. Also
Not only are smokers denied the freedom to choose a place where we can enjoy a legal habit, but everyone is denied the freedom to work out their own compromises and solutions so that both smokers and non-smokers get what they want.
The money the government get from taxing cigarettes sales could help to improve poor neighborhoods weak conditions of life . It also could build schools and keeps the youth out of the streets.
Debate Round No. 2
macev6309

Pro

I believe the health of the people should be the #1 priority in why cigarettes should be banned. People are dying because of this. Money for schools can be raised other ways not by killing people. Cigarettes smoking is a death trap. All the health issues it causes should be taken into consideration as well. Cancer, pneumonia, bronchitis, respiratory infections, etc are all major reasons cigarettes should be banned. Second hand smoking also is affecting many people and this is not fair to them because they don't smoke. Others are suffering because of the bad choices of others. Health education and the abuse of cigarette smoking should be prioritized more and given a lot more consideration.
Mkane1

Con

Also lets guess how many people get killed every year with guns and they are still being produced by companies.how many deadly car crashes occurs every year ? Is it a reason to stop car companies from making cars ? No. So not only because people die from cigarettes is not a reason to ban it. Banning cigarettes will shut down a lot of companies and the unemployment rate will get higher. People become jobless , end up being hommes or gangsters.Smokers have been forced to go to the only places we can smoke: the streets and the home. In the first case, it"s pretty hard for us not to become more visible, and to create some degree of obstruction, noise or mess; and in the second, we are, according to anti-smokers, poisoning our family members " or at least, setting a "bad example". The result of all this is that, perversely, the smoking ban gives non-smokers less choice over where and when they confront smoking.
Debate Round No. 3
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