Should Smoking Be Banned Discursive Essays

Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2014 07:44 pm

Hello everyone ! Here's my essay , and I need feedback and any improvement tips that I have to know that would be great
Thank you .

Nowadays , Smoking is considered as a worldwide phenomenon . Also , people refer smoking as slow death and it steals years of a person's life , which is really horrible and they should be aware of the consequences . So , Smoking should be banned , because it affect the environment badly as well as their health .

Firstly, Smoking should be banned , because it harms the environment . For example , air pollution is one of the causes that would definitely affect the environment . The sky would be unclean and polluted from the cigarette smokes and , it will impact people's life , including non-smokers . After that , It will put them in difficult positions . For example : they will have to wear masks to cover their mouths whenever they pass by a smoker . Another example , they have to avoid certain places . Such as , public places like markets and streets . So , Smokers will force people to be indoors instead of outdoors .

Secondly , Smoking is dangerous , it affect people's health negatively , simply because of the numerous cigarettes that a person smokes per day . For instance , when a person smokes full bucket in one day , he or she would definitely suffers from health issues such as unusual coughing , difficulty in swallowing . Also , there are different types of diseases that could be resulted from smoking . One of them is could be fast like lung cancer and the other type could be slow that will show up after twenty years or more . For Example , livers will shut down and won't function normally , as well as the teeth will turn into bad shape with black and yellow stains all over the teeth . Eventually , they will die if they didn't take the precautions from the beginning .

On the other hand , smoking can be useful to put a person into ease , specially when a person is feeling overwhelmed over work and needs to let the stress out . For example , when a person works in long shift hours , smoking a cigarette could be the only way out through out the day . It might help for a short period of time . However , the pleasure that comes out from smoking one cigarette into another will bite her or him on the back in the near future and they have to be responsible for their own actions .

In conclusion , Smoking should be prohibited , at least some of the places where families gather around like park . So , People should be aware of the outcomes . Also , I advise smokers to quit as soon as possible before its too late .

You can't throw out a statement like cigarettes harm the environment without backing it up with some solid evidence.

Also, people are aware of the dangers of smoking. You can force an adult to not do something, if they are aware of the consequences.

Didn't work with prohibition on alcohol, and hasn't worked with pot.

Personally, I can't see how the amount of smoking in the world today is harming the environment.

It's different in different areas, but where I live smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places, and there are restrictions where you can smoke.

However, are you going to tell someone they can't smoke in the privacy of their own home?

A least a couple of times you said to the effect "people should be made aware of the dangers of smoking, therefore smoking should be banned"

Where is the connection?
It's like saying people should be made aware that fried chicken is not healthy, so we need to close all fried chicken establishments.

Are you sure you're in college?

You know, oral sex is illegal in some places, but I don't think it stops anyone.

I smoke, I can come to agree, but I want all my taxes on cigs back.

 

@chai2,

Quote:

You know, oral sex is illegal in some places, but I don't think it stops anyone.



Where are you on the issue?

@CollegeStudent00,

Are you a native speaker of English? If not, what is your native language? You're in college? What year? I'm asking because I want to offer some language tips, but I need to know if you're an ESL/EFL student first.

@roger,

College students cause global warming? Who knew?

@CollegeStudent00,

Do we get to know which college accepted a student with such poor writing skills? While I hope that this essay was written in Hindi at the University of Mumbai and that what we see is a botched Google translation I somehow doubt that this is the case.

@CollegeStudent00,

Smoking is a pandemic health hazard. Why is this drug legal?

@knaivete,

That's explained in the OP. Nonsmokers just stay inside.

@roger,

i changed the introduction

@FBM,

Glad you asked that question, FBM. I had wondered the same thing. If I were grading that essay, I would take off points not for content or logical conclusion but for awkward, wooden use of the English language.

@Lustig Andrei,

Yes, that what I was meaning also.

@Lustig Andrei,

Since this is formal/academic writing, I would start with mechanics before getting into style, like unnecessary capitalization, spaces with punctuation, etc. Then I'd move up to basic grammar such as subject-verb agreement and incomplete sentences. With my students, I'm generally pretty forgiving of style until they've mastered the fundamentals.

@knaivete,

knaivete wrote:

Smoking is a pandemic health hazard. Why is this drug legal?

I dispute the proposition
that government has jurisdiction to render ANY drug illegal.





David

@OmSigDAVID,

Totally agree with that.

@CollegeStudent00,

Smoking has been a global issue nowadays. Writing an essay about it is a good idea because it will serve as a warning to smokers to quit this bad habit and to non-smokers as well to never try it. Yes, everyone knows the negative effects of smoking already as what your essay is all about. Aside from it, you can include as well the possible ways on how they can stop it and quit it for good. Or cite some alternative in which they can get busy with instead of smoking cigarette. This will be very beneficial on their part too.

@CollegeStudent00,

GOOD WORK!!!

@chai2,

I take it that you are one of those stubborn people that think globe warming is a myth created by china or something. Making smoking illegal would without a doubt lower the amount of smokers in the world,by taking cigarettes off the public markets would make it at the least harder for young teens to get a hold of cigarettes and not to mention that its hard to compare making smoking illegal to the Prohibition age of the U.S. because that was in the late 1920's and early to mid 1930's, police didn't have the numbers they do today nor did that have the ability to control the whole United States not to mention that it was put apon the cities and towns local police force to control the alcohol problem. In today day and age police are much more capable of handling a task like that.

Smoking is a source of great controversy, and most individuals either support it or oppose it. Almost no middle ground exists on the topic of tobacco smoking, and individuals against smoking have taken great strides to promote the cessation of smoking in public places. Unfortunately, this has led to the formation of numerous laws that forbid smoking in specific public places like restaurants, bars, parks, and in some cities, even street corners. Smoking bans target a very wide demographic, alienating regular customers of some establishment and killing business in others. If only for this reason, most smoking bans should not be in place.

In the United States, smoking bans vary greatly between states. Even in specific states, different jurisdictions often come with different laws. The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation released a statement in 2011 stating that almost 80% of the population lives under some sort of smoking ban. That same foundation has worked tirelessly to successfully ban smoking in all public places including bars, restaurants, workplaces, and even public streets. Their logic is that banning smoking will cleanse the air of impurities that smokers choose to ingest, but should not inflict onto others.

The unfortunate truth is that not every business wants to place a ban on smoking. In the early 2000s when smoking bans in bars grew more rigid, the owners and managers of nightlife establishments complained that business took a sharp downward spiral as a result. People could no longer smoke in establishments that served food and customers did not want to come in for drinks, only to step outside whenever they wanted to smoke. Bar owners lost money because of smoking bans; some were even forced out of business. This is especially unfair to business owners who did not receive options before the bans became law.

The biggest argument from individuals who support smoking bans is that they should not have to breathe polluted air just because people near them want to smoke. They fear exposure to secondhand smoke and react accordingly. What they do not consider is that they breathe more pollutants in at the street corner when vehicular exhaust enters the air than they do when individuals near them light cigarettes. Exhaust fumes from cars, smoke from the cookers of nearby restaurants, and the dust on city streets do more harm than the occasional whiff of cigarette smoke, yet no bans exist to prevent people from driving, cooking, or kicking up dust.

Smoking is a personal choice, and most smokers are considerate of nonsmokers. Businesses also took strides to create friendly environments for smokers and nonsmokers alike. Before smoking bans became law in the United States, patrons of restaurants were given options regarding whether they wanted to sit in the smoking section or the nonsmoking section. Nonsmoking sections usually came equipped with proper ventilation, limiting where the smoke and odor traveled within the restaurant. This also means that the smoke did not pollute any food.

Some argue that they would not want to take their children to businesses with smoking sections for fear of agitating their sensitive bodies. However, this does not justify banning smoking in areas where only adults are allowed like bars and nightclubs. Smoking in the kitchen is forbidden, so no food is contaminated, and if some individuals are offended by smoke, they have the option of taking their business elsewhere. Unfortunately, nonsmokers continue to wage war against smokers despite the alternatives, claiming that their health is at stake and that a little inconvenience for one group of people can go a long way for everybody else. This is an unfair practice, but one backed by the government in the form of smoking bans.

Businesses should have the right to determine whether or not to allow smoking. Business owners, employees, and patrons can make decisions for themselves and decide whether or not they want to expose themselves to smoky environments. Government-mandated smoking bans do not solve the smoking “problem.” Smoking bans only harm businesses and limit the liberties of tax-paying American citizens.

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