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If gambling is illegal in California to protect people from themselves, should ciggarettes be illegal for the same reason?

  • Smoking is nothing but trouble

    Obviously it is our right to buy cigarettes and anything else that is bad for us. Chips and junk food is bad for us but that stuff is never getting taken away. If no one smoked the atmosphere would be better, people would live longer, and less people would have yellow teeth or bad breath due to cigarettes. And u'd smell better!!!

  • Smoking should be banned for everybody's benefit

    Smoking is responsible for several diseases, such as cancer, long-term (chronic) respiratory diseases, and heart disease, as well as premature death. Over 440,000 people in the USA and 100,000 in the UK die because of smoking each year. According the US CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), $92 billion are lost each year from lost productivity resulting from smoking-related deaths.

    Of the more than 2.4 million deaths in the USA annually, over 440,000 are caused by smoking.

    Smoking is the largest cause of preventable death in the world. Recent studies have found that smokers can undermine the health of non-smokers in some environments.

    In an article published online in Medical News Today on 30 May 2013, we presented data demonstrating that, on average, smokers die ten years sooner than non-smokers.

  • I would of disagreed with both being illegal, however....

    The freedom to do what we want with our bodies, money, property should always be kept as free as it can.

    However if we have actual studies that show trends in smoking/gambling causing not only health conditions but psychological problems which leads to harming the freedoms of others.

    This is when the government should step in, so if we ban gambling then I would not disagree with maybe banning of selling cigarettes at major centers first before agreeing on a wide scale outlaw of a product that is so common.

  • Gambling is better than cigarettes

    Cigarettes are worse for your health than gambling. Gambling all your losing is money unlike with cigarettes where each time you smoke you are slowly killing yourself. At least with gambling you have a chance to win back the money you lost unlike cigarettes where you can't get back what you've lost.

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