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Roxygirlz
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simmyjaye
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6 Points

should we smoke?

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Started: 5/24/2008 Category: Health
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Roxygirlz

Con

For someone who has been off and on smoking for years, i feel i that smoking is more than just a social thing.I mean it did start just when i drank and then the devil of nicotine kicked in after a few onths and i was addicted. The worse thing about smoking is the people around you who don't smoke get affected so i always smoked away from ppl. Also i realised that to satisfy a craving it takes a mere few puffs and not a whole cigarette. I have quit completely 3 times (with at least 6 months b4 i started again) and i tell you it is the hardest thing in the world in the first week. To prevent smoking, don't start, and if you smoke socially, NEVER smoke for more than 24 hours in one go, but looking back and the state of my lungs now,id say don't start.
simmyjaye

Pro

I accept the debate.

I am in favour that people should smoke, to the extent that they "should" have the right to pursue any unhealthy leisure activity so long as they don't go out of their way to harm others in the process.

1. Smoking is relaxing, and like alcohol, is an enjoyable 'symbol' of a change from work 'mode' to leisure 'mode'.
2. It feels good (in moderation).

Indeed, so long as it is done outdoors, and only near others if the smoker has permission, then people should be able to.

Many vices are bad for the health; so long as people are aware of the risks and they are only carried out under circumstances which could not damage others, then I believe it is up to the individual to decide whether or not to engage in such activities.
Debate Round No. 1
Roxygirlz

Con

We shouldn't smoke. All it does is make you look ugly and smell nasty. If we want to be healthy and live longer then you shouldn't smoke. Yeah they say that we should do whatever we want to and with our bodies but if you really cared about yourself and your health then you dont smoke.
simmyjaye

Pro

We should smoke, if we wish.

I agree that it is unhealthy and makes you smell and people who care deeply about their own health ought to avoid it completely.

However, it does not make you look ugly, necessarily. It can make you look cool, like Humphrey Bogart.

In moderation, and conducted outdoors away from others, smoking can be regarded just like any other unhealthy enjoyable activity, such as eating junk food or drinking alcohol.
Debate Round No. 2
Roxygirlz

Con

Roxygirlz forfeited this round.
simmyjaye

Pro

To clarify my points.

We should smoke, because:

(1) It makes us look cool, like film stars who smoke in their films.
(2) It is relaxing.
(3) Although it is unhealthy, in moderation, it can be enjoyable.
(4) It is less anti-social than other such pleasure activities, such as drinking alcohol, which may alter our behaviour in a negative or violent fashion. Smoking is only antisocial if we smoke near others who do not wish to. I believe people should have the right to smoke, outdoors, if they aware of the risks.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by moonlight_me 8 years ago
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The wizard guy has a much better agruement, he would win a real debate by far! I MEAN FAR!!!!!!
Posted by critterrice 8 years ago
critterrice
Although I am against smoking, the wizard guy had the better argument.
Posted by Paradigm_Lost 8 years ago
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You are 11 years and you sound as if you've been chain smoking for 30 years...
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