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smokingIn this essay I will be looking at two opposing views on a controversial issue

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P.S.H.E Coursework B Smoking In this essay I will be looking at two opposing views on a controversial issue. I will be considering two view points by two press releases, regarding public opinion to the proposed legislation on smoking in public places. One press release is from the anti smoking lobby ASH, the other is from the pro smoking lobby Forest. In this essay I will be analysing the advantages and disadvantages about smoking in public places. Smoker's represent an amazing 25% of the adult population. 114,000 people per year die from smoking-related diseases in the UK and tobacco is a major cause of illness and health inequalities. Drugs are illegal because it is an item which can cause grvious harm to the person consuming it and the person near the smoker. However ciggaretes are allowed in any circumstances weither their in your possession or if u sell them. The only form of regulation put on to ciggatrates is, purchasing them. For a person to buy ciggarates they need to be above the age of 16 to. But research has shown that shopkeepers in greed of money do not ask the customer of any form of identity or age. ...read more.

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The government will surely have voters and members who smoke and will feel isolated, more over some people are so addicted to cigarettes that if they do not have it they can become rebellious and cause a hazard to the society. Bias By reading both articles I am not able to see any bias. On the other hand ash is a company which woks with cancer research U.K. This enables them to communicate directly with their target audience this is why I believe that the research which was carried out by ash is unfair as they only asked questions to their own targeted people they did not ask the public in general. I also believe that forest have given us unfair results. One major factor which keeps making people question forest is that it is funded by tobacco companies. This means in order to keep their business running they need the financial help of tobacco companies. This is why I believe that forest have given us results which can be questioned of their reliability. As the company is still running it shows they are financially comfortable, they wouldn't print out information which will give their donator a bad name otherwise how else will the business run? ...read more.

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Challenging the tobacco industry's misleading or dishonest information and bogus arguments, and taking action to restrain tobacco companies' damaging conduct. Operating at different levels within the UK, through the European Union and internationally to secure our aims in Britain and beyond. Innovating to ensure our work is as imaginative and fresh as possible. What we are not... * ASH is not anti-smoker nor do we condemn smoking. We recognise smoking is a powerful addiction that many struggle to overcome and see tobacco use as a complex phenomenon deeply embedded in society and needing a societal response. * ASH doesn't run advertising campaigns, quit-smoking services, telephone helplines or No Smoking Day, but we work to ensure these are incorporated in an overall approach. * ASH is not focussed exclusively on children's smoking. We focus on adult smoking because adults are at greatest risk, adults are most likely to respond, and because adult behaviour has the greatest influence on children. Our mission... ASH works by formulating the best information and analysis of the tobacco problem and credible responses, then communicates that to the public, opinion-formers and decision-makers in order to generate the public and political impetus for the measures that will reduce tobacco use and ultimately tackle the epidemic of disease and death that it causes. ...read more.

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