Medical research has shown that public smoking leads to health problems in the society due to the adverse effects it causes to both the smoker and the non-smoker, affecting both the people's health and the environment at large. Though cigarette sale contributes revenue to the country this should not make people overlook the economic effect it brings to the nation. The effects of public smoking cause to the community and the environment should be properly analyzed using available data and further research to support the proposal that Public smoking should be banned due to the health, economic and social effects it has to the nation.
Consuming of tobacco is the greatest preventable killer in the world, the world health organization (WHO) estimated that over 100 million deaths have been seen in the 20th century. While there are some gains in production and selling of cigarettes economically there are even more hazardous consequences of smoking, especially in public places. Smoking is a harmful recreational drug used which involves burning of substances, especially tobacco; the smoke produced contains the active ingredients such as nicotine, which are made available for absorption into the lungs by inhaling or tasting causing excitement and as well causing major health problems to the smoker.
Smoking in public places, therefore exposes the public to this smoke making them absorb them into their lungs; this is both for smokers and non smokers causing adverse health effects. From past research smoking has been proven to cause adverse negative health effects to the smoker; however concern is raised on the effects smoking has to the public when smokers carelessly smoke in public places. Public places comprise of roads, beaches, public squares, parks and government buildings available to the public. Public smoking ban legislation decreases the rate at which current smokers smoke and in addition decreases exposure of the public to effects of public smoking. This has also the benefit of a decrease in exposure to secondhand smoke in private places. Public smoking bans should be imposed by governments so as to protect their population's health and welfare.
[...] However, some cigarette butts are made of plastic known as cellulose acetate; this compound degrades slowly and takes a long time to decompose. These butts could finally be mistaken by marine life for food and consumed causing deaths by blocking their intestines. Gases from smoking activities include carbon monoxide; these gases rise into the atmosphere, mix up with water and later cause acid rain which destroys plants, harm human beings and destroy buildings. Public smoking puts the whole society to fire risks, lighting match sticks, use of gas to light itself could lead to unwanted, dangerous fires, during dry seasons cigarette butts dropped carelessly cause grass fires causing major losses and deaths in the areas. [...]
[...] Public smoking and its effect on the society Medical research has shown that public smoking leads to health problems in the society due to the adverse effects it causes to both the smoker and the non-smoker, affecting both the people's health and the environment at large. Though cigarette sale contributes revenue to the country this should not make people overlook the economic effect it brings to the nation. The effects of public smoking cause to the community and the environment should be properly analyzed using available data and further research to support the proposal that Public smoking should be banned due to the health, economic and social effects it has to the nation. [...]
[...] Smoke drifting from cigarette smoking provokes lung infection and asthmatic attacks, even to non-smokers, this involuntary exposure to cigarette stream smoke and the exhaled smoke from smokers known as secondhand smoke (SHS) causes 46,000 deaths due to heart diseases and 200,000 childhood asthma, leukemia, throat and Larynx (voice box) complications in the United States annually. Out of all this population that perishes none of the individuals choose to be exposed to the high risk infections which eventually kill them. Right to life and human dignity is bleached through public smoking by smokers who puff the smoke into the environment to the unwilling recipients causing diseases. This is a total breach to human existence which the government should be ready to protect at all costs since it causes extra medical care costs, illnesses and deaths. [...]
[...] Respiratory Health Effects of Passive Smoking: Lung Cancer and Other Disorders : the Report of the U.s. Environmental Protection Agency. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health Print. Effect of Public Smoking Ban in Helena, Montana: Author's Reply. BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, n.d . [...]
[...] Smoking is preventable killer; public smoking causes deaths to innocent humans, animals and plants. Effects of public smoking are adverse and therefore it should be discouraged using all available avenues like media, churches and important of all is the available legislative means by banning public smoking. The government should impose even higher taxes to discourage smokers due to the high cost of production and purchase; strict penalties should be given to people who are caught in the act of public smoking. [...]
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