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Smoking Ban

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Views on smoking ban in England 1st question: Text 1: This text (Benefits of smoke ban will be felt at once) is an article written by Robin McKie. The article was posted in The Observer website, 1st of July, 2007. Robin McKie must certainly be a non-smoker; he is really excited by the view of being walking on the street without being a victim to passive smoking. Robin McKie is appealing to logos; he is using many scientific results and statistics from other countries, to make it look like he has a lot of knowledge about the area. He is focusing much on public health, how much better it will be almost instantly when the smoking ban takes effect. He is talking about other cities and countries around the world, where the benefits of the smoking bans have decreased the number of smoking-related diseases by as much as 40 per cent. ...read more.


He say that he has been racking his brain to find "a single non-smoker among the great English poets or novelists of the 17th,18th, 19th or 20th centuries, without having found any. Maybe except Keats, who had to lay of the pipe after he developed tuberculosis. He thinks that all the old bars and pubs are empty now, because of the ban. The old smokers, still deeply addicted to tobacco will keep smoking till they die, but now they are sitting alone at home in front of the TV with a box of beer, instead of enjoying each other's friendship at a bar. This ban prohibiting smoking in public areas leaves Wilson with two questions. - Why did the people of England accept a ban on their private pleasures? The other thought is sadder, that along with the smokers, literature will disappear from England. ...read more.


Unpleasant too is fuming traffic, noisy neighbors, swearing youths and cruel parents. All may lead to death. We do not ban them, yet..." all of these things can kill you in some way, but as he states, everything in this world can kill you. 3rd question: In my opinion the smoking bans emerging all over the western world is a good idea. It can't be denied that smoking every year causes thousands and more thousands deaths. Many of these deaths occur from passive smoking. Personally I also hate to sit in a place where people are smoking, so the small places like pubs, busses, restaurants, etc. are nice to stay in, without passively smoking a pack of cigarettes when eating at a restaurant. What the smokers do in their own homes is their own matter, and shall definitely not be disturbed. Smoking outside doesn't bother me much either, because the wind will blow the smoke away, or you can step a few meters away from the smoker. ?? ?? ?? ?? English essay - Smoking ban ...read more.

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