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Smoking in Public Places should be banned I feel very strongly that smoking in public places should be banned. I will list my reasons for my thinking below and explain why I think this. I cannot stand walking down a street behind someone who is smoking. Every time they exhale I then have to walk into a cloud of their smoke. My clothes smell, because they have been saturated with the smoke, it gets into my hair too. It also affects my health. It was found that seven hundred people die a year from this; passive smoking. This is completely taking away those people's rights as a human. ...read more.


Thirdly, the amount of smoking related illnesses that have to be treated in hospitals are costing the National Health Service much money each year. One point seven billion pounds is spent each year, this is a ridiculous amount of money that could be spent on something much more useful, like treating patients who have not brought the illnesses on themselves. Can you imagine having a relative who needs an immediate operation for heart failure and cannot go in because there is a smoker in the operating theatre, the relative dies and the smoker survives, is this fair? Additionally, passive smoking is awfully harmful to young children, as they are still developing and having the harmful chemicals inside them will damage their organs. ...read more.


Smoking kills these chemicals, as does passive smoking. I find it terrible that women are losing this chemical and most will be oblivious to this fact. Finally, if smoking was banned in public places I feel that it would drastically cut down on the amount of smokers that there are in this country. Many people smoke 'socially' and if smoking in a pub for example were to be banned, then those individuals would not ever smoke; protecting their health as well as the health of others around them. In conclusion, I think that smoking must be banned. People are dying without having any control, women are losing their appeal to the opposite sex and children are having their organs damaged. There is no other option than to ban smoking in public places. ...read more.

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