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should the price of cigarettes be raised

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DoctorDeku
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/15/2013 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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why_shouldnt.we

Pro

i think the price should be raised. smoking has a lot of problems it gives you bad breath it stains your teeth and there is way more what do you guys think
DoctorDeku

Con

I'm going to agree with my opponent outright that smoking is a nasty habit. Like my opponent stated, it gives you bad breath, stains your teeth and can even result in a slow, painful death from cancer. That said, I will maintain the position that the price f cigarettes should not be raised

My arguments will be as follows-

First; Whether some-one chooses to smoke or not is an issue of personal autonomy. Yeah, smoking is bad for you, we get that -- but it's a choice that one should make on their own. If we decide that we want to raise the price of cigarettes because they're bad for you, then what happens next?

Do we raise the price of gas since it's bad for the environment (oh god no), hike up the cost of fast food to prevent diabetes? No. Because it's all an matter of personal autonomy.

Second; people aren't going to stop buying cigarettes just because the price goes up. The reason people continue to smoke despite it being such a nasty habit is that they are addicted to it -- all voting for the affirmative will do is give more money to tobacco companies.

So vote con guys!
Debate Round No. 1
why_shouldnt.we

Pro

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DoctorDeku

Con

Well then.
Debate Round No. 2
why_shouldnt.we

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Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by 1Devilsadvocate 3 years ago
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 3 years ago
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Vote Placed by Xerge 3 years ago
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Vote Placed by Pennington 3 years ago
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