Should smoking be banned?
Smoking is bad to the individual. You can smoke a cigarette and drive and operate heavy machinery. Smoking is a personal choice of the person doing it and their desire to continue smoking or to stop smoking is theirs entirely. They are warned right ont he package in the media constantly.
While under the influence of heroin a persons judgement is majorly affected. This makes the drug harmful to the individual and to the general populace.
If someone wants to harm themselves with no risk to others, then that is their right in America at least. If second hand smoke is harmful to others, they can choose to remain there or to leave. Second hand smoke is only dangerous if you decide to remain near the smoker to continue inhaling it.
I am not a smoker, but it is really irritating me when other people try to impose their beliefs and biast on the rest of the populace. These people are, in my opinion, more of a threat to the general populace than the smokers or heroin users.
They use their numbers to force people to do things they way they believe are the right way. This is oppression and in infringes on my liberties.
Leave the smokers alone or adopt the argument that the increased health risk is driving up healthcare cost and costing the country billions which in that fashion does affect the populace in a negative fashion.
However, cigarrettes cost the country more than treatment of addiction and law enforcement cost combined. That should be the argument not the health or addiction aspect of the product.
Obesity cost the united states government billions in healthcare each year.
Obesity is responsible for a large portion of the disability claims to insurance. If you want to save america, fight obesity at the federal leve.Use of substances—including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, and prescription drugs taken for a nonmedical reason—is a widespread problem in the United States.
About 1 in 20 women use illegal drugs (often called “street drugs”) during pregnancy. A new blanket ban on legal highs is to be so widely drawn that its provisions could be used to outlaw alcohol, tobacco, coffee and many other widely-used items, ministers have acknowledged.
Theoretically, this would explain why heroin has been banned worldwide, while nicotine is tolerated throughout all societies, first as a man’s recreational pursuit and then as a woman’s right to emancipation.
Should the same laws which prohibit the sale and consumption of heroin be applied to tobacco?
May 11, · “Addiction is characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and use, even in the face of negative [dangerous] health consequences” and nicotine makes tobacco fit into this category. Addiction to cigarettes is what makes smokers not to quit smoking; nicotine is responsible for addiction in cigarettes and other tobacco products. Thus on this bases cigarette smoking should be banned as heroin consumption. According to comment made on CNN news by Toney Newman, , people die every from smoking which is more than cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and all illegal drugs combined. Feb 07, · The cigarette trade would provide big revenue to "drug dealers," just as illegal drugs do today. There would be shootouts in the streets and killings over the right to sell the illicit substance.
Recently, a hostile debate arouse when a few well reputable health organizations suggested the application of a similar act of heroin selling and usage prohibition _. Tobacco use is the major cause of preventable and premature death and disease worldwide, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC reports that 46 million Americans age 18 years and older smoke cigarettes, , smoking-related deaths occur annually in the U.S. Smoking affects the population, causes premature deaths Founded: Jun 17, A Report of the Surgeon General: Preventing Tobacco Use among Youth and Young Adults.
We Can Make the Next Generation Tobacco-Free (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and.