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is smoking healthy?

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Started: 12/2/2016 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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smoking is a filthy habit that obliterates your lungs. it can also lead to ulcers and cataracts, as well as making you insane with addiction. cigarettes are filthy, nasty strips of death.


crap i accidentally signed up for the debate.
Debate Round No. 1


darn. anyway....

smoking really can kill you. it is the absolute antithesis of healthy. cigarettes have claimed more lives than jack the ripper.

smoking is also highly addictive. a man immediately becomes hooked on these deadly nippers the moment he lights one up. they decrease life expectancy by a mile.


well i guess I`ll try anyway for the sake of it. uhh

Well, although many forms of cigarettes are addictive and dangerous, there are some things they have created that benefit mankind. Medical marijuana is one of them. It can help the sick and poorly, and is derived from basic marijuana. Basically, this probably wouldnt exist without smoking.

I don`t have an argument other than this.
Debate Round No. 2


of course marijuana aids people's health, krookednook, but that's the only sort of smoking material with any health benefits whatsoever. cigarettes, cigars, snuff, and chewing tobacco all kill you. you cannot deny that the majority of smoking materials are dangerous and horrific.

i await your next argument.


Well, smoking has its fair share of horrid symptoms, but some things are beneficial. Smoking has been proven to decrease the risk of Parkinson's Disease, and helps the heart drug clopidogrel work better. Clopidogrel is a drug used to inhibit blood clots, and smoking seems to help it do its job better.

So, while I can`t argue smoking is completely beneficial, there are worse things. You can`t really say they don`t have ANY benefits.
Anyways, it doesn't happen naturally. People CHOOSE to smoke, and they choose to ruin their lives. It is their fault.
Debate Round No. 3


smoking does not in any way help the heart, sir! it causes the heart to beat faster, and in many cases, it can cause a heart attack.

as for your argument on Parkinson's disease, i ask you: which is worse?

parkinson's disease


initial stimulation, then reduction in activity of brain and nervous system
increased alertness and concentration
feelings of mild euphoria
feelings of relaxation
increased blood pressure and heart rate
decreased blood flow to fingers and toes
decreased skin temperature
bad breath
decreased appetite
nausea, abdominal cramps and vomiting
coughing, due to smoke irritation.
an increase in the unpleasant effects
feeling faint
rapid decrease in blood pressure and breathing rate
respiratory arrest (stopping breathing) and death.
increased risk of stroke and brain damage
eye cataracts, macular degeneration, yellowing of whites of eyes
loss of sense of smell and taste
yellow teeth, tooth decay and bad breath
cancer of the nose, lip, tongue and mouth
possible hearing loss
laryngeal and pharyngeal cancers
contributes to osteoporosis
shortness of breath
chronic bronchitis
triggering asthma
heart disease
blockages in blood supply that can lead to a heart attack
high blood pressure (hypertension)
myeloid leukaemia, a cancer that affects bone marrow and organs that make blood
stomach and bladder cancers
stomach ulcers
decreased appetite
grey appearance
early wrinkles
slower healing wounds
damage to blood vessel walls
increased likelihood of back pain
increased susceptibility to infection
lower fertility and increased risk of miscarriage
irregular periods
early menopause
damaged sperm and reduced sperm

evidently, the long list of damage above is much, much worse than any sort of brain condition.

i await your next argument.


All I would like to comment on is that making a huge list of symptoms and not much context isn't the best way to set the debate.

but what do I know, I am the one who signed up for the wrong debate.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by frankfurter50 1 year ago
yeah, sure, sure. like i said, go ahead and report me.

but did you notice how i'm winning? OHMYGOSH!
Posted by sboss18 1 year ago
You ripped it word for word and didn't cite it as a source. It's plagiarism.
Posted by frankfurter50 1 year ago
or would that be considered common knowledge? i'm not quite sure.
Posted by frankfurter50 1 year ago
alright, sure. go ahead, report me. it's a ridiculous debate topic anyway.

i admit it.
Posted by sboss18 1 year ago
Con's Round 4 post was plagiarized.
Posted by frankfurter50 1 year ago
well, now krookednook can test HIMself!
Posted by V5RED 1 year ago
Seriously? This is like having a debate on whether X=X. Aside from pure sophistry, wtf can pro say? If you really wanted to test yourself, you should have been pro for this nonsense.
Posted by frankfurter50 1 year ago
come on, anyone! step right up!
Posted by imjustsomeopinion 1 year ago
lmao @chris330 agreed
Posted by frankfurter50 1 year ago
i want to see if anyone is an idiot!
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct: Both had adequate conduct. Although, Pro technically never intended to join the debate. At least I hope you learned something! S&G: The absence of capital letters irked me, but other than that both sides had the same level of spelling and grammar. Arguments: Con wins this. One thing that made this debate confusing is that the definition of "smoking" and "healthy" were never stated. i used my own definition for these terms. Smoking as in cigarettes (with nicotine) and Healthy as in the benefits outweighs the negatives. Therefore, medical marijuana doesn't fall under the definition, and Pro conceded in round 3 that he couldn't argue that smoking wasn't entirely beneficial. Additionally, Con's argument in round 4 was not refuted and was very convincing. It showed the overwhelming amount of negatives vs. the tiny amount of positives. In the end, Con wins this point. Sources: No sources were used (Although statistics and examples were. Make sure to cite your sources!)