Yes, we do need to work to end smoking here in America, because it is killing millions of people every year. If you look at the lung of someone who has smoked and someone who has not, the smokers lung will be black. Smoking is going to eventually kill you.
Tobacco smoking provides ZERO benefits to the citizens of United States and is in fact a drain on the economy of the US. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the effects of smoking is responsible for 443,000 deaths and $96 billion in medical costs annually. Eradicating smoking would be a big boost to the GDP.
I think that we should still do our best to eradicate the use of cigaretetes in our country short of actually making them illegal. I do believe that you have a right to smoke even though it could kill you and harm others around you. However, we should limit where people can smoke.
Smoking costs the average American thousands of dollars on the products alone. Later in life there are medical bills that pile up due to expensive treatments like oxygen tanks and daily breathing treatments. COPD and emphysema are expensive maladies to treat after decades of smoking. We should try to eliminate smoking entirely and re-focus tobacco growers to get more food crops into mainstream agriculture.
Yes! I think we should so that we can find out what other interesting legalized way a human can kill him self with. I would also like to see all the huge boycotts and riots that will occur in the states after the smoking is made illegal. Hopefully, the show would be better than the whole 1% phase.
This is a report that me and some friends did as a class in seventh grade. It talks about how bad smoking is for the us and possibly the world. Its filled with statistics on smoking. Please read because if you are on the no side it will completely change your opinion. http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/403930
Smoking is a personal choice. The issue with smoking only came about because of the increased government involvement in personal health care. People should be allowed to smoke as much as they like, but they should be aware of the effects (which most are) and should ultimately pay for the consequences.
Just because you pass a law hoping to eradicate it, it doesn't mean you can. I might be wrong, given the wild success of Prohibition and the War on Drugs, but that;s me just saying. And even if you could do so, why? Is it a good precedent to ban an activity which hurts only the user (second hand smoke is an issue, but laws have been passed to limit this)? Are people so dumb that they need the powers that be what they can or cannot do for the sake of their own health? Why not ban ding-dongs and soda? Those are pretty awful for you to, the only difference is that parents regularly give it to their kids and those kids grow up and take up a seat and a half on a perfectly smokeless airplane.