Second-hand smoking is a danger to all non-smokers. Even worse, Children are slowly being killed by their own parents! A parent cannot be in the house, in the car (if children are driven in it) and not even seen by their parrents. Worse, if a little boy likes to be like his daddy but his daddy smokes, he'll be at his deathbed with lung cancer by 40!
I'm a 12 year old named Cole looking up info for a debate. Thank you.
Second hand smoke enters the lungs of our growing children and prevents them from properly developing lung capacity and places chemicals and toxins in their precious bodies. So how can this be legal? Should it be legal to poison children? Well apparently it is. Only a blind selfish arrogant idiot would smoke in a home or car that would introduce toxins and chemicals willingly to their children. There is no argument that would prove this wrong.
I think that smoking around children should definitely be banned. Smoking is a disgusting habit that has no place in our society. It is one of the worst things you could possibly do to your body. Why subject children to the toxic fumes? Smoking can cause asthma for children and give them cancer as well. It is child abuse and also mental abuse. You think their friends don't notice that all their items smell like smoke? I wouldn't hang around someone whose book bag/clothes smell like smoke in high school because I didn't like smokers and I would assume that the person who smelled like smoke was a smoker.
I think that parents that smoke are disgusting and lazy. Who could do that to an infant, who is so innocent? Any parent that smokes around their children/in the house should have their children taken away from them.
There are so many things wrong with smoking, and I don't understand why people buy them. I was raised to think that those things were nasty. I will NEVER pick up a cigarette not just because they are harmful but they DISGUST me and people that smoke DISGUST me. I hope lawmakers crack down on these abusive parents and ban smoking in general overall!
Smoking around children causes death and/or problems with the child. Not only is the child being hurt by the second hand smoke but so is the adult. The child is not going to know not to inhale the smoke and sometimes won't be able to stop their parents from smoking.
It has been proven time and time again that it is bad for children, or anyone for that matter...I have no idea how the individuals saying it has not been proven claim otherwise. You cant give children drugs, alcohol...and there are plenty of regulations on pollutants to protect air quality. This is no different. People say that you are entering the privacy of their homes, last time I checked you could lose you kids for doing drugs around them. There would be a way to enforce it...not a problem. We use to smoke in public places everywhere and now it is illegal to do so because of the "unproven" hazards to health. We look back and say "what were we thinking". The same will be said in this case.
Children who's parents smoke are two times as likely to start smoking on a daily basis starting at the age of 13! I can't tell you the number of people I know or have seen that smoke around their kids and their friends kids. It makes me sick to see someone driving a car with family stick figures on the back, smoking a nasty cigarette. The children strapped in their car seats in the back seat, don't have the choice whether to breathe in the harmful fumes, just because their parents have an addiction.
Parents of children should not be allowed to smoke. These parents are wasting families money and driving families into poverty. Instead of buying cigarettes they could have bought the child, shoes, sock, slippers, dressing gown, toothbrush, wool blankets, vegetables, berries, grapes, a holiday away, new clothes, healthy food, wallpapered the childs room, bought a school uniform for the child, haircuts, new bike.
The children don't have a choice. They cannot just walk away. The kids might as well be smoking. In fact they ARE smoking. Then the children become addicted. Therefore, it increases the chances that a child will smoke later in life. After I thought about these factors I realized that parents smoking around children is similar to child abuse.
PAH in cigarette smoke kills ovarian cells, include egg follicles. Exposure to smoke induces early menopause and causes infertility. There *is* proof that smoking damages all cells it comes into contact with and there is no safe amount of exposure. It's bad enough to up your kid's risk for cancer, allergies, asthma, and autoimmune disorders. 20-30 years later, your kid could have to suffer through multiple miscarriages and a diagnosis of infertility. No one has the right to impose that on anyone else, especially a kid who's just starting out. Hard to enforce? A kid from a smoker's house stinks like cigarettes. How is that hard?
As somebody who is a victim of second hand smoke exposure myself I can testify that this early exposure is harmful, even more so if the mother is smoking while the child is still in the womb. Obviously such a rule like this would be hard to enforce but it should be whenever possible.
smoking is terrible for your brain and second hand smoke can be very dangerous. To keep kids safe if should not be legal to smoke around kids of certain ages
Since it is already illegal for children under the age of 18 to buy cigarettes, and since child abuse laws already exist to protect the health and well-being of children, I do think that parents exposing their children to cigarette smoke should be banned.
Banning smoking around children would be very beneficial in many ways. Not only would the ban help improve the health of children, it would also set a good example. Children do not have a choice whether they are exposed to harmful chemicals, so the government should step up and chose to protect our children.
The facts are that smoking around children is not harmful at least after the child is born. I mean many children live with smoking parents and do they get diseases? No. Do you want your child to be subjected to a world without a parent just because some extremist thinks your parent is abusive? No. Its just a load to me.
Lets face it. Many kids today are around people who drink and smoke. Get over it. This would be impossible to enforce anyways.
Parents smoking around their children is morally wrong, but you cannot ban it. How would that ban be enforced? A parent would be arrested, possibly leaving the child alone in the home, or taken to social services, because the parent was caught smoking? This is more traumatic than the smoking itself.
There is no proof that smoking has effects on children and there would be no way to enforce it
Unless the smoking is in public, or a concerned person calls you out on it after seeing it in private, there is no way to really tell it is going on, nor can you really prosecute against it. At least with child abuse, you have bruising and the like; you don't even get that with smoking near a child.
Yes, parents have to look after their kid's wellbeing, but that doesn't mean you have to go full on ban anything that is harmful in any sense to a child. In fact, if it is so harmful to other people, why allow smoking anyway? The government doesn't support smoking. That is why countries have sin tax. However, just like with countries that have abortion, it does not mean the government doesn't see the use of it. Parents already have so much on their plate. Not everything you can do as a parent, others can do as easily. If you want people to be considerate, be considerate yourself. Not everyone can handle stress as well as you, and not every method you take to relieve stress works for everyone else. I'm not saying let smoking happen everywhere. I'm just saying that there is a use for it, and whether or not it is done in front of the children, in today's age, they take in a whole lot worse.
Smoking can't be avoided, so what is the sense of avoiding smoking around children? Despite of all the smokers in the world, it would be too impossible to seize smoking within the society. Elders influencing children, children influencing their future children. Probably, the only way to stop smoking is to stop production and selling of such products. Even though minors are not allowed to buy such products, there are still a number of minors who now smoke in our society. Some parents provide sticks to their own kids. How would anyone stop that?