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Argumentative Essay - Smoking.

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Aman Nijjar Nijjar 1 Mrs. Mockler ENG 2D Wednesday May 28,2003 Argumentative Essay Smoking Smoking is one of the leading killers in North America and innocent people shouldn't die because of it. For years people have been smoking in public thinking 'it's my body, I can do whatever I want to it,' but now that it has been proven that smoking not only harms the smoker, but also those around him or her, they should not be allowed to smoke around other people in public. Smoking in public places causes a considerable amount of harm to people and the government should be doing more to protect its citizens Cigarettes are full of many harmful substances and if many people knew what they were inhaling they would probably quit immediately. Cigarette smoke contains thousands of chemicals, over sixty of which can cause cancer (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/smokingthefacts/hp099201.html). Many of the ingredients in cigarettes are not substances that humans usually consume, but smokers (and the non-smokers around them)

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Cigarette smoke causes cancer, heart disease and it causes many respiratory diseases (http://www.thetruth.com/issues/tbtc/behind.cfm). More than two thousand people die daily in America alone from cigarette smoke and almost half a million yearly die from cigarette smoke (www.ash.org). Thousands and thousands of people die from second-hand smoke every year and many smokers don't realize the harm that they are doing to their friends, family and people that they don't even know until it is too late. Many children of adults who smoke shall grow up to have cancer or lung disease (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/smoking.html). Children of mothers who smoked while they were pregnant will have cancer, lung disease or some type of respiratory disease when they are born (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/smoking.html). Many children and adults have breathing problems such as asthma and when they go out to eat dinner with their families in a restaurant, they suffer from attacks. To them, smoking around them is like choking them; eventually the air is going to run out.

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in both world wars. The London municipal government agrees and that is one of the reasons why the Iron Duke, a popular pub among veteran's located at Parkwood hospital, has been exempted from the July 1, 2003 smoking ban in London (Egan). Many restaurant and bar owners think that banning smoking in bars and restaurants will decrease business, but a counter argument to this is that only twenty percent of the city's population are smokers and when the smoking ban is in place that other eighty percent will go out to bars and restaurants and that will dramatically increase business. There are many different opposing arguments to banning smoking, and the debate will probably never end. Smoking should be banned in public places because, even though some think it will impose on their freedom, smoking is full of harmful substances and people should be able to go out to bars and restaurants without the fear of having an asthma attack or getting lung disease. Everyone should have the freedom to live and breathe freely.

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