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smoking should be bang in public places

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/6/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Kavisha

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several jurisdictions have successfully implemented a ban on smoking in public places, others are struggling to come up with a clear-cut statute for the same. Banning smoking may seem to be an easy task, with such a large number of health hazards to its credit, but people addicted to it have come up with a long list of reasons as to why it should not be banned.........in public places. Historical records suggest that the first ever ban on smoking in public was implemented way back in 1590, by Pope Urban VII, according to which anyone found smoking in the church premises was subjected to excommunication. Rather than punching people for smoking in church premises, the government should make a rule that people smoking in public place will have to apologize for there mistake. Over the period, the issue has become a bit sensitive, and thus, calls for a proper evaluation of the pros and cons before implementing the ban. Smoking ban is a broad concept with several aspects, ranging from a ban as a part of the criminal law to a ban as a part of the general norms of the workplace. While some argue that smoking in public makes a wrong impression on budding minds, others refer to it as a denial of a basic right.
This even effect children.Children are always tempted to try out the various things which the 'elders do', that being said a child who sees an adult smoking is bound to get an urge to try the same as he grows up. Outlawing smoking in public also sends across the message that it is not just hazardous for the health, but it is a moral wrongdoing as well. Among the most prominent benefits of such ban, one would be the fact that it would curb passive smoking, which subjects a non-smoker to several poisonous chemicals in cigarettes which can cause a range of disorders, (including asthma and the middle ear infection), to a significant extent.

Studies also reveal that nearly 3,400 non smokers succumb to lung cancer every year, in the United States alone. Statistical evidence also suggests that the places wherein such ban was brought into practice witnessed a large number of people quit smoking, a significant number of whom did it as they didn't find a place to smoke. Similar studies also reveal that the number of patients with ailments like asthma, lung cancer etc . has also decreased in places wherein smoking ban is strictly implemented.
Obviously, the cloud of smoke exactly disturbs other people; especially non-smokers feeling. Imagine sitting in a restaurant unable to enjoy the meal because of the smoke from neighbour's table. It should be banned because the percentage of non-smokers is higher than active smokers so non-smokers have right to clean air and also second hand smoke is more dangerous than actually smoking as well.
If you want to classify cigs as a harmful weapon and claim it "the right to bare arms" then i would have to believe everyone that ever smokes in public should be arrested for attempting homicide and for putting others in harms way.
the_masterdebater_69

Con

First I would like to thank Kavisha for creating this excellent debate topic and whoever views and votes on this debate. I only need 1 argument to win this debate. The United States Constitution give everyone the right to pursue happiness whenever and wherever they choose. If a person wants to smoke in public areas they have the right to do that and if people don't like that that's their problem. If you don't like that a person is smoking in public you always have the option. You stated that "Rather than punching people for smoking in church premises, the government should make a rule that people smoking in public place will have to apologize for there mistake. " but the government doesn't make rules. They make laws. The United States Government can't force you to say anything, whether it be as simple as sorry. You also stated that "Children are always tempted to try out the various things which the 'elders do', that being said a child who sees an adult smoking is bound to get an urge to try the same as he grows up." but almost every school in America teaches the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol. According to pbs.org, the undeveloped child mind uses its undeveloped pre frontal cortex to make decisions and children are more likely to make decisions based on what their peers do and accomplish rather than the parents like you suggested.
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Kavisha

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by mr.shubhadnyapawaskar 3 years ago
mr.shubhadnyapawaskar
Smoking should be banned in public places.
Posted by Jifpop09 3 years ago
Jifpop09
I agree that smoking should be banged in public places.
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Defro
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