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anarcholibertyman
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BladeArcon482
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Tobacco Rights

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/27/2011 Category: Society
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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anarcholibertyman

Pro

Private companies have the right to sell products which may be harmful to the public. If the market determines that something should be sold then the government has no right to stop it. The market works more efficiently with the least amount of government interference. I will go into further detail in the next round after my opponent as accepted my debate. There's no point in taking the time to put everything out if no one's going to accept it.
BladeArcon482

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I will agree with the terms above as I see no reason of why not to debate this topic. I may learn something from this. Let the debate commence. As the Con, I will be against the Pro.

1) Private companies have the rights to sell products which may be harmful to the public.

For this, I will decline kindly. Let us not forget there are some people who do not wish to be a part of the smoking issue. The people of today have problems with secondhand smoke.

"More than 126 million nonsmoking Americans continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke in homes, vehicles, workplaces, and public places. Most exposure to tobacco smoke occurs in homes and workplaces. Almost 60% of U.S. children aged 3–11 years—or almost 22 million children—are exposed to secondhand smoke." - http://www.cdc.gov...

We have even more tobacco products being created despite the statistics.

"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that a laboratory analysis of electronic cigarette samples has found that they contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals such as diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze." - http://www.fda.gov...

Not only this, but here is a research article I have happened to come across just recently.

"Analyzing data for the Vietnamese male current smokers in the 2008 CVATUS, Dr. Tsoh and colleagues found that half (51.7%) of the Vietnamese smokers had no intention to quit smoking within 6 months. Multivariate analyses revealed that higher education was associated with no intention to quit; having a quit attempt in the past year with or without assistance; and smoking-related family conflicts were independently associated with an intention to quit." - http://tobacco.ucsf.edu...

2) If the market determines that something should be sold then the government has no right to stop it.

Unfortunately, they do.

"Permits are also used by federal, state and local government agencies to implement environmental laws intended to protect specific types of resources such as wetlands or endangered species. Most environmental permits are issued by state governments."- http://www.sba.gov...

3) The market works more efficiently with the least amount of government interference.

Without the government interference, there will be a bit of a problem with the market. You need money and people to have a market. Not a decrease in people and money, or the market will crash.

"Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of death, killing 443,000 Americans every year and costing $193 billion in annual direct medical costs and lost productivity." - http://www.cdc.gov...

"Inhaling secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in nonsmoking adults. Approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths occur each year among adult nonsmokers in the United States as a result of exposure to secondhand smoke. The U.S. Surgeon General estimates that living with a smoker increases a nonsmoker's chances of developing lung cancer by 20 to 30 percent." - http://www.cancer.gov...
Debate Round No. 1
anarcholibertyman

Pro

anarcholibertyman forfeited this round.
BladeArcon482

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BladeArcon482 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
anarcholibertyman

Pro

This has been a waste of a debate. I was away and forfeited and then my opponent forfeited as well.
BladeArcon482

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BladeArcon482 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by BladeArcon482 5 years ago
BladeArcon482
"What the hell are we debating about?" - Pastafarian

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"Private companies have the right to sell products which may be harmful to the public." - anarcholibertyman

Debate question one: Do private companies have the right to sell products in which may be harmful to the public?
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"If the market determines that something should be sold then the government has no right to stop it." - anarcholibertyman

Debate question two: Does the government have the right to stop something the market determines to be sold?
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"The market works more efficiently with the least amount of government interference." - anarcholibertyman

Debate question three: Does the market work more efficiently with the least amount of government interference?
Posted by Pastafarian 5 years ago
Pastafarian
What the hell are we debating about?
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
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