Yes. I believe a Potential Negative Impact on the Athlete's Health a Valid Reason to Ban Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports, because the list of athletes suffering from illnesses, or that have died is extremely long. It is not a coincidence. A Ban Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports is definitely overdue.
Sports are becoming more and more concerned with athlete's health these days. Look at al lthe changes in football that are being done to protect the player. It would not make sense in a time when so much is focused on health to allow drugs that could be detrimental to health into sports.
The negative impact of performance enhancing drugs on health is a valid reason to ban them in sports but it should not be the only reason they are banned. While it is important to look at the negative impact of performance enhancing drugs on the athlete's health it also is important to look at the end result of the use of these drugs on the expectation of performance within the game. Using the drugs briefly enhances athlete performance but sets the standard higher, this standard will be the one to break which will create demand for stronger drugs. After a while the athlete's natural skill is lost under the need to drug to achieve the artificially inflated standard created by using the drugs. Eventually it natural skill won't matter, it will be more about what drugs make an athlete.
Certain drugs that are known for their performance enhancing properties are also normally hazardous to an athlete's health.Because the drugs are so unpredictable it's hard to say what the actual negative consequences will be for any potential person who chooses to take the risk and continue with the performance enhancing drugs.
In my opinion,A Potential Negative Impact on the Athlete's Health is a Valid Reason to Ban Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports. The league hasn't done nearly enough to protect the athlete from himself and team management who don't care how badly the player is injured in the future as long as he can perform today.
The potential negative impact on the athlete's health is not a valid reason to ban performance enhancing drugs in sports. I think that the player or athlete should be able to decide if they want to use these drugs. Just like with any other drug that may cause harm to the body should be up to the person that is using them.
Health risks alone are not enough to ban performance enhancing drugs from athletics. Athletes do many things that are dangerous and bad for their health, so it doesn't make sense to single out any one thing that they do, such as performance enhancing drugs, and ban that while allowing all the other risks to continue. Ending risks entirely would end all athletics, so that doesn't make sense either.