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Pros and Cons Of Banning Smoking In Public Places

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Genevieve Gatto

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Transcript of Pros and Cons Of Banning Smoking In Public Places

Against For Banning Smoking In Public Places FACTS 443,000 PEOPLE DIE EACH
YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES 49,400 DIE FROM SMOKING RELATED
ILLNESSES BUT HAVE NEVER SMOKED
IN THEIR LIVES. Smoking bans would decrease profit for businesses that
thrive on smoking.
Other than New York State, businesses have decreased in their profits.
A ban on smoking in public places would drive many bars, pubs and clubs out of business.Smokers would not go to these places.
These businesses would also earn less money from selling tobacco.
In many places, pubs and Working Men’s Clubs are important social places for communities.They also provide jobs for people with few skills in places with little other work.
Separating smoking and nonsmoking,cleaning the air and ventilation systems don’t eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke. There are over 4,000 chemicals in tobacco.
On average, each cigarette a person smokes, shortens a smoker's life by around 11 minutes.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are an estimated 1.3 billion smokers worldwide. This number is expected to increase to 1.7 billion by 2020.
Smoking bans have been enacted covering all bars and restaurants in each of the 60 most populated cities in the US except for Arlington, TX, Atlanta, Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Memphis, Miami, Las Vegas, Nashville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Tampa, Tulsa and Virginia Beach. New York Statewide Ban In New York, Icluding bars, restaurants,and construction sites.
The law exempts private houses,and automobilies, hotel/motel, retail tobacco business, private clubs, cigar bars, outdoor areas of bars and restaurants, enclosed rooms, in restaurants, bars,and convention halls.

New York State has one of the most toughest smoking bans in all of the United States because New York City put anti-smoking laws into affect that included all restaurants and bars to not have any smoking allowed.
The city's Department of Health found in a 2004 study that air pollution levels had decreased.
Plus New Yorkers had reported less second-hand smoke in the workplaces.
The study also found the city's restaurants and bars prospered despite the smoking ban, with increases in jobs, liquor licenses, and business tax payments The History Behind
Smoking At the beginning of the 17th Century, tobacco was just starting to be regularly imported into the UK, with amounts of 25,000 pounds being shipped from the Americas.
By the turn of the century this amount had increased to a figure nearing 38 million pounds and the competitive marketing and tobacco production on a large scale began to get underway.
At first it was mainly the soldiers who were fighting in the wars who became hooked on smoking. Sometimes with long periods of inactivity, the soldiers became low in morale, so they were given cigarettes to smoke in order to keep up their spirits
At the start of the Second World War, American president Roosevelt made tobacco a protected crop. There were shortages of tobacco in America and England, as packets and packets of cigarettes were sent to the troops fighting in the war. Businesses Businesses It is more important to protect people’s health than to protect businesses.
Businesses have seen in increases customers due to banning smoking in their restaurants, bars and more.
Employers who allowed smoking in their facilties saw decreases of employees but now with the ban, employers are seeing increases to their staff.
People feel more comfortable working in an area that is smoke-free.ple do not feel conformtable working in smoking environments.
Public smoking bans help protect the health of nonsmokers
Only 15% of smokers actually consumed by the smoker themselves.
75.1% of Work Places that have smoke-free policies.
Banning Smoking in Public places would reduce the number of smokers each year and encourage people to smoke less. Health Issues Health Issues Bans Bans Scientists agree that smoking is dangerous.
Tobacco smoke can cause cancer, strokes and heart disease. Smoking doesn't just harm the smoker– it also harms people nearby, who breathe in the smoke.
Living with a smoker increases a nonsmoker’s risk of lung cancer and heart disease by up to 30 percent. Society accepts that adults can decide to harm themselves to some extent, so long as they do not harm others.
Banning smoking in public will encourage people to smoke more at home. This will harm other people in their house, particularly children.
On the plus side, blood measurements of a nicotine byproduct show that exposure to secondhand smoke has decreased. Levels dropped by 75 percent in adults and 68 percent in children between the early 1990s and 2002. Before the 1950's smoking effects were only reported in infancy but when the first few reports of smoking causing lung cancer things begin to change.
In 1964, the US Surgeon General reported that smoking cigarettes caused lung cancer. Following this, advertising tobacco was banned from television and radio and tobacco companies were made to print health warnings on the packets of their cigarette brand.
in 1990 Vermont became the first state to ban all indoor smoking.
After more medical research, they began to find that smoking can cause all types of illnesses and dieases, http://www.metacafe.com/watch/5912734/new_york_city_bans_smoking_in_public_places/ It is legal to smoke tobacco, so the government has no right to try to make people stop.
It is therefore wrong to argue that a ban on public smoking should be introduced to encourage people to give up.
Smokers fund their own healthcare through the high taxes they pay on tobacco.
A ban on smoking in public places would drive many bars, pubs and clubs out of business. Smokers would not go to these places.
It would be impossible to police this ban in many public places.
Small workplaces will often ignore the ban and are unlikely to be caught. Staff who do not smoke are unlikely to report smokers, in case their colleagues work out who told the authorities. A ban would encourage smokers to smoke less or give up.
If smoking was banned in public places, it would no longer be a social activity. Instead, smokers would have to leave their friends inside and go outside to smoke. This would be particularly unpleasant when it is cold/wet. If smoking was a less social activity, fewer people would start smoking.
There have been few problems with bans where they have been introduced. Heavy fines put off companies from allowing people to smoke
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