Smoking is a terrible habit that has immense consequences. Smoking is directly linked with cancer. Smoking increases your risk of blood clots, stroke, heart attacks, and COPD. It is bad for your teeth and skin. It is harmful to the people around you because of second-hand smoke. From a shallow perspective, it also makes your breath and clothes stink!
Cigarettes serve no healthy benefit at all and can cause not only terrible sickness, they can also cause amputations and you may have to have special equipment to speak normally. Smoking is not only harmful for those who smoke, but also those who stand near them. Parents who smoke can be a bad example to their children and when you smoke near them they can have the same lung problems for breathing in that smoke as you will.
I strongly believe that cigarettes should be illegal. They bad for the lungs and cause lung cancer. People who are around smoking can get damage from second hand smoke. Lots of people get addicted to smoking. Smoking is also not a good influence on people, because they feel pressured to smoke.
Smoking should be illegal for many reasons. Firstly, they not only affect the user themselves but they also affect their surroundings. These including the environment and the people around the smokers. Smoking causes pollution and people all around will be able to breathe in the smoke they exhale. Smoking will also make its users appear less than they would look if they didn't smoke. Their teeth and fingers would turn yellow, their hair would turn grey and thin faster, and they would look older as they are not.
If you are willing to take on the health issues from smoking cigarettes, that should be your own right; however, smoking cigarettes pollutes the air that is shared by all human beings, and to potentially put someone else's health at risk for your own desire should never be legal. I hate having to inhale secondhand smoke knowing that it will damage my body. I imagine millions of others who feel the way I do also hate inhaling someone else's pollution.
Yes, because then we can legalize marijuana. Okay, weed can cause one disease, but it can also prevent two diseases. Plus, the Kentucky area smokes weed anyway, so why not just legalize it to keep the U.S. citizens out of jail? And cigarettes give you lung cancer, while weed on the other hand can't. This is my opinion.
Okay, so if you smoke you are going to turn out like that person in the commercial with the wig! Gross, never going to be me! Your health would be really bad and you could die from lung cancer! It is really bad, you could also die from heart disease!
Smokers, there are MANY reasons why. Cigarettes are smelly and they make you smell disgusting! They can cause cancer and make you feel and look a lot older than you really are! They put tar on your lungs and they ruin lives! Once you start, you can't stop because YOU ARE ADDICTED! Cigarettes don't do good! SO I DO BELIEVE THEY SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!
Cigarettes should not be sold. They can kill you and put you in a hospital. It's no good to smoke. If you smoke you are not going to live as long. You can get lung cancer and your lungs can get hairy. If you don't want to die then don't smoke.
Yes, in my personal opinion, I think that smoking cigarettes or anything should be illegal. You are putting out second hand smoke when you smoke cigarettes thereby endangering all the people who breathe that smoke in. The smoke is bad for your health as well as the health of the others who take it in.
What I put in my body is my business. If I want to smoke a cigarette or drink poison, the government should keep their nose out of it. Constitutionally they have no right. Yes smoking is bad, and I ruined my health with it. Wish I never tried it. Glad I finally quit. But I wouldn't want the government to take my liberty by dictating what I can and cant do with my body.
Cigarettes have many proven negative health effects on smokers and those around smokers and therefore are rightly regulated; they should not be made illegal however. Outlawing cigarettes would be unpractical currently and most likely just create a black market or drive smokers to use other equally, or even more unhealthy, substances.
While smoking is hazardous to your health, every person should have the right to choose whether or not to smoke. The government should not have control over how we treat our own bodies. I support banning smoking in public places, or in any environment where second-hand smoke might harm another person. However, a person must have rights over his or her own person. If smoking were to be made illegal, then it would set a terrible precedence for government control over our own bodies.
While people on the other side of the argument claim *their body, their right to put whatever they want into it* and how this shouldn't involve anyone else, I argue that it involves an entire nation. The part of the taxes I pay in my country go towards universal health care and the burden that a large population of smokers place on the system is quite heavy. There are some that will point out a family member that smoked 2 packs a day, lived to be 100, and never spent a day in the hospital. Yes, those people do exists, but the majority of long term smokers will spend time in hospital due to smoking related issues at some point in time. I work in health care and see it everyday. Young smokers do not feel the effects of smoking at an early age, but the harmful effects of smoking are insidious. The true effects won't be seen until people are in their 60's and 70's when they come to the hospital because they can't breathe properly, don't heal or rebound from infection as easily, get pneumonia frequently, not to mention all of the heart complications that go along with smoking. It will feel as if you are suffocating and while I may be able to temporarily relieve the symptoms, they will become more frequent and last longer every time you come in to the hospital and your time in hospital will increase. Eventually I will not be able to help. Suffering like that at the end of one's life is no way to go. Because people have chosen to keep smoking, the increased cost to the health care system means that I am paying taxes for people that choose to harm themselves. Cigarettes should be made illegal or taxed more heavily to offset the cost of health care. Perhaps a $ amount flat fee on top of the cost that would go right into health care coffers.
Cigarettes are my coping skill no one has a say in what I do with my life.It is my body so get over the fact that I am going to keep on smoking. I don't care what the government has to say because it is my opinion so get over it and move on with your life.
Cigarettes are bad for the smoker and those around that smoker. We can all agree on that. However the US makes a lot of money off of the cigarette market. Not to mention the jobs this market creates. Being as in debt as you people are, don't you need money? If so then legalizing cigarettes is your best option
Although cigarettes can cause harm to others around me I think that it should remain a legal choice, as it always has been. It is my body and if I decide to "Smell like smoke" then let me smell like smoke. I do agree that it should be regulated because of second hand smoke. It isn't necessarily fair to others to be affected by ones choice to smoke a cigarette. However, it is my body and I should be allowed to if I do please, it wasn't anybody's business 15 years ago, why is it now?!?!?
With 30% of America obese, diabetes on the rise and millions of people living a sedentary lifestyle I believe you have no right to tell somebody what to do with their body because nobody in America cares about theirs as is. I choose to smoke and I am a physically fit person, I don't want to live to 90 and I affect no one with my habit. It is immoral to tell me not to smoke I have made the choice and you must respect it.
If i decide to go out and get super high, you cant stop me because its my body (obviously like if the drugs are illegal then you can) but there's this cool thing called body autonomy, and it pretty much means that its your body and you can decide what to do with it, if people want to destroy their bodies by smoking, or drinking, or ect. Let them, the only thing that makes those things dangerous for others is second hand smoke, which we should find a way to fix that because obviously people are still going to smoke, so just make it as least dangerous as we can.
Yes, there are no benefits from smoking. Apart from feeding a stupid addiction that most people started to impress their peers. Meth is illegal as it ruins your health and effects others around you. Smoking does the same with less benefits (no high) it should be allowed for current smokers only, and needs to be phased out from our youth.