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emdjani
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Fanath
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Smoking cigarettes should be illegal

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Fanath
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/8/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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emdjani

Pro

Smoking cigarettes kill more than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined. If people saw the ingredients in a cigarette, they would surely change their mind about continuing smoking.
HERE ARE THE INGREDIENTS:
ACETONE-found in nail polish remover
ACETIC ACID- an ingredient in hair dye
AMMONIA- a common household cleaner
ARSENIC- used in rat poison
BENZENE- found in rubber cement
BUTANE- used in lighter fluid
CADMIUM- active component in battery acid
CARBON MONOXIDE- released in car exhaust fumes
FORMALDEHYDE- embalming fluid
HEXAMINE- found in barbeque lighter fluid
LEAD- used in batteries
NAPHTALENE- an ingredient in moth balls
METHANOL- a main component in rocket fuel
NICOTINE- used as insecticide
TAR- material for paving roads
TOLUENE- used to manufacture paint
IF YOU THINK THAT SMOKING IS GOOD FOR YOU AND THAT IT IS OKAY TO SMOKE. THEN YOU ARE JUST ON A HIGH RISK OF DYING. HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR LOVED ONES WILL FEEL WHEN THEY FIND OUT YOU WILL DIE
Fanath

Con

Thanks Pro. So far pro's argument is this:

P1: Anything that is bad for you health should be bad.

P2: Smoking is bad for your health.

C: Smoking should be banned.

I'll attack premise one in this debate.

Arguments:

1: people's right to their bodies

People have a right to do whatever they want to their bodies, so long as it doesn't disturb others to much. You can't take away the basic human right of controlling what you do to your body.

2. Going cold simply doesn't work

Sure it may work for some people, but for others it may be to much. Someone who is addicted to the nicotine inside of the cigars and relies on it every day wouldn't be able to stop very easily. This sends thousands of people who just can't help it to pay heavy fines or to jail.

3. Let's regulate it instead of outlawing it.

If people will still do it either way, then it means that outlawing it won't help. What would help us is regulating this. It's similar to the government regulating Marijuana.

Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 1
emdjani

Pro

emdjani forfeited this round.
Fanath

Con

We're waiting on Pro to make his final argument. Note that my contentions and rebuttals are still standing, no attempt has been made by my opponent to refute them.

Thanks.
Debate Round No. 2
emdjani

Pro

emdjani forfeited this round.
Fanath

Con

Fanath forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by GOP 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeit. Fanath won.