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Smoking ban coursework

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BY ... HAROON MOHAMED....... FORM .........11D On the first July in 2007 the government decided to ban smoking in England. This meant that it is illegal to smoke in practically all public places. The purpose of this ban was to eliminate second hand smoking. Second hand smoking also known as passive smoking and has been proven more dangerous than smoking its self. Even as little as 30 minutes can reduce the blood flow in a non smoker's heart. Diseases like lung cancer, heart disease and stroke kill about 11,000 non smokers in the UK due to the smokers around them. I strongly believe that public should be discussing this issue as lives are being lost. The smoking ban has a big effect on the government as they receive 77% of the money for every pack of cigarettes sold. ...read more.

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The representative from FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco) stated in September 2001'it strikes me as barking mad that on the one hand we want to relax the licensing laws but on the other hand we want to tell the smoker that he/she is not allowed to relax with a cigarette to go with their drink'. Because Thompson is a well known representative of FOREST in Britain this source can only be trusted. In this Source Thompson, openly proclaims this be wilderness as to why the government decided to introduce the smoking ban so this source is undoubtedly biased. Personally I believe the government did right to introduce the smoking ban in the UK. This ban will help lower the number of people suffering from illnesses due to passive smoking and hopefully also reduce the number of deaths each year. ...read more.

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Tobacco is one of the most widely-used recreational drugs in the world; mainly in the form of cigarettes, but also in cigars and pipes, and in combination with cannabis and marijuana in 'joints'. Although most countries put age restrictions on its use, over a billion adults smoke tobacco legally almost every day, and supplying this demand is big business. As well as having serious health consequences for smokers themselves, the pollution of other people's atmospheres with cigarette smoke also makes this an environmental issue. Attitudes have changed rapidly over the past twenty years. In the developing world, public opinion has shifted against smoking. By the 1990s, the sheer weight of evidence had forced major tobacco companies to admit that their products are both harmful and addictive. Many governments have substantially increased taxes on tobacco in order to stop smoking. ...read more.

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