people should be able to smoke. yes it is bad for your health but its their body and they should be able to smoke if they want they know its bad for them. It is also addictive but what that's got to do with someone else. Its their habbit not yours. second hand smoke can give other lung cancer but its not like you have to be around it. The person that is not smoking can always get up and leave or ask the other person if they will go smoke some where else. When it comes to smoking in the car if it is your car you can just tell them that there is no smoking you the car and if they don't like the idea they don't have to ride with you. If it is there car they can smoke in it and the person riding don't have to ride with them. Someone can also say that there should be no smoking in public places but if you think about it not alt of places let you smoke inside anyways and the places that do you don't have to go to them and some of them have there our section to smoke or another room the it cut off
You state that smoking is a person's own choice but that does not change the fact that it is harmful. It can cause illnesses which are time consuming and costly to treat, not only that but if a lung transplant is required then others may lose their life just so someone who caused their problems could live. Of course you could argue that in those cases the smoker shouldn't get treatment, but then would it not be better to prevent people from ruining their health rather than preventing them from getting treatment?
SHS (second hand smoke) is not that easy to avoid. It is smoke, you can't walk a few steps to the side and be away from it; there are many situations where you can't walk away and it would be rude to tell a person to stop smoking. If you are in a hurry to go somewhere is it fair that you may have to choose the long way round to avoid SHS? Children may not even know of the damage that SHS causes so you can't expect them to 'get up and leave' if someone is smoking close by.
You forfeited the round so I will just continue with my argument.
Like I previously stated, one cannot simply get out of the way of smoke. In fact, an estimate of 46,000 of non-smokers die from heart disease, all because of SHS. Though the argument that I would like to expand on is the one regarding children. A child would not recognise cigarette smoke as something dangerous, they may not like the smell and move, but more often than not they would probably carry on playing. It's unjust to keep your child cooped up inside just so smokers can pollute their lungs out in the open. Children who are exposed to SHS are more likely to suffer from serious complications and they are more likely to be hospitalised even if it's just the flu.
I would like to repeat that smoke is not easy to get away from, even if you're inside it can get in through an open window and I don't know what kind of world you live in but in mine that is not okay.
In conclusion, smoking may be a personal choice but it can negatively impact anyone that may come in contact with the smoke produced. One may not care for their own health but they have no right to damage the health of others.