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Cigarettes should be abolished by the manufacturers to avoid health related disasters

Asked by: katendebertin
  • Cigarettes (tobacco products) are harmful and thus should be abolished.

    Firstly you cannot say that a pole is 25:75 when 'duh' has posted an opinion twice. Secondly the government does not force you to smoke, so they cannot be held responsible for your smoking, but they do benefit from the taxes on tobacco and thus could be said to be aiding and abetting the tobacco companies in their manufacture of highly addictive products. Thirdly, 'duh' most probably have not had to watch his father die of lung cancer. I have and I despise any form of tobacco products. Furthermore government uses the taxes that non-smokers pay to treat the ills of smokers, and that is not fair to the non-smokers. So yes I am all for the abolition of tobacco companies and I think that they should be heavily fined for profiting from the addiction and illnesses of others. But it will be very difficult for government officials, who are paid off (bribed) by Big Business, to be persuaded to kill the "goose that lays the golden eggs"

  • Cigarette kills faster than eating eating food with high fat.

    Cigarette has no any health advantage to humans life instead it brings more harms.It is even written on the packets of cigarettes that smoking is harmful,but some takes this notice as the way of just discouraging smokers from smoking.Although it is difficult to stop, but before it is too late I will ask you to make a decision of getting rid of cigarettes.

  • Health concerns are irrelevant.

    The resolution states "cigarettes should be abolished by the manufacturers to avoid health related disasters." The Cambridge dictionary defines "should" as "used to say or ask what is the correct or best thing to do." The correct or best thing to do changes depending on the desired goal.

    Big Tobacco is business. They are in the market of creating profit. They do not hold themselves, nor are they expected to hold themselves to, any high moral standards or code of ethics. Big Tobacco is concerned with profit. If Big Tobacco abolished the product that created, sustained, and continues to drive all revenue for the company, they would cease to exist. This is most certainly not the correct or best thing to do, from the perspective of those whom are to do the abolishing.

    Had the resolution stated "Government should abolish cigarettes..." then health would become a factor, as the government is charged with the protection of their citizens. Cigarette manufacturers however, are not.

    Posted by: duh
  • Health concerns are irrelevant.

    The resolution states "cigarettes should be abolished by the manufacturers to avoid health related disasters." The Cambridge dictionary defines "should" as "used to say or ask what is the correct or best thing to do." The correct or best thing to do changes depending on the desired goal.

    Big Tobacco is business. They are in the market of creating profit. They do not hold themselves, nor are they expected to hold themselves to, any high moral standards or code of ethics. Big Tobacco is concerned with profit. If Big Tobacco abolished the product that created, sustained, and continues to drive all revenue for the company, they would cease to exist. This is most certainly not the correct or best thing to do, from the perspective of those whom are to do the abolishing.

    Had the resolution stated "Government should abolish cigarettes..." then health would become a factor, as the government is charged with the protection of their citizens. Cigarette manufacturers however, are not.

  • That can never happen.

    A manufacturer cannot be expected to do what no one would do. Tobacco is a legal substance. There is no chance at all of any manufacturer of a legal substance putting itself out of business by forbidding itself to engage in legal, profitable commerce within its own market niche. As much as tobacco has been attacked by the government over the years, this non smoker has to assume even the government wants the sales to continue. They want to rail against it, but not to the point of losing revenue. This is the same caring government which now would control my health, if I went to the doctor to submit to the mandated questionnaire.


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