I am already aware of the negative social stigma that accompanies smoking. Carol, England In a liberal society people should have the choice of life. In fact, I respect their right to smoke and have never suggested them to quit smoking, even though it's scientifically proven and worldly known that cigarette smoking can cause various form of cancer. Mainstream smoke is the smoke that is exhaled from the smoker. Whilst I will avoid deliberately going near to a smoker or a smoking area, this is not always possible. Unanswered Many of those who want marijuana legalized do not use drugs and feel that they are not endorsing drug use, but instead, are recognizing the rights of Americans to make their own choices, which is very important to the future of America.
Personally I don't care if they are doing harm to their health or not but I'd like them to respect a little more my rights. You make all smokers register over the period of, say, a year, and then you make it illegal for anyone who isn't a registered smoker to buy tobacco. Soon, they find themselves smoking every day, several times a day. Aside from the awful stench which clings on to your clothes, and the plethora of conditions which smoking actively and passively is said to cause, I find it nauseating. It is known to cause cancer, coronary heart disease, and respiratory problems. I respect your rights and you should respect my rights as well.
People who smoke don't realise how much of a healthy lifestyle they are missing. James Penlington, London, England I think that what would be more useful would be a ban on people who have taken up or carried on smoking over the last 20 years. The activities of developing countries in reducing the rate of smoking should not be seen as an act of hypocrisy. These particulates damage the cilia — the little hairs lining the lungs that help transport mucus which traps accumulated pollutants out of the lungs. As I read this comment this morning, it left me breathless, because if you have no faith at all, then you cannot at all understand any of the articles we put forth in Libertys Song. Second, it sought to ensure that commerce and the national economy were protected to the maximum extent consistent with this policy and not impeded by nonuniform, diverse, and confusing warning labels and advertising regulations.
Many people, especially young girls, believe smoking makes them lose weight and keeps them thin. Carcinogens — There are around 40 kinds of carcinogenic chemicals cancer promoting found in a cigarette. Prohibition only creates problems, but what is needed is a clear policy of making smoking as socially unacceptable as possible. Health consequences Clearly, cigarettes have a major impact on the lungs. It seems that any form of behaviour is permissible these days if it is directed towards a smoker.
This position allowed smokers to harbor doubts about causation as a rationalization to continue smoking, while enabling the tobacco companies to shift any industry responsibility for the consequences of smoking back onto its customers. So smoke if you want just don't inflict it on others. Are we an educated and democratic society or are these just politically correct words with no meaning? It can be easily seen students and staff smoking in front of classes or library. If so maybe this is what you need to read on reducing your chances of Heart Disease, Emphysema and Cancer the moment you quit smoking. Typical answer would probably be to discourage the ones that don't affect me. If you are a slave to cigarettes, please know that it is never too late to stop smoking. Is Democracy so similar to Communism? If government leaders really want to serve the public, they would weaken smoking regulations so that different businesses would have the freedom to cater to smoking and nonsmoking customers and employees.
Our economy is a mess, our health care system costs are out of control, and over the past year, I have heard little about one of the chief contributors to increased costs, that of smoking related health problems. In particular, frames structure for the audience the cause of social problems and prescribe which actors should and should not act to address them. Examples include things such as pressuring people to eat healthier and go green. The longer since you've quit, the greater the decrease in risk. It is based on a fundamental misconception of the role of government in a free society. As far as I can tell, smoking is a voluntary pastime whereas, unfortunately, the use of the internal combustion engine is absolutely necessary for the continuance of the society we live in. A smoker's poor choice should not affect the health of others.
Many said that smoking affects ones weight. Prohibition is counterproductive a blow to our personal freedoms. I wasnt doing it to be popular or cool or because everyones doing it, so I will too. Anti-tobacco advertising needs to reinforce images that it is not cool to smoke - not that it kills you, even if it does. All of these occurrences can significantly reduce your quality of life. Because I do not smoke around these people, such comments are usually made when I don't have a cigarette in my hand. And more generally, is smoking a personal choice or a public health issue that has to be regulated? But they are also increasingly reliant on the billions they collect on taxes from cigarette smokers.
Paul C, Scotland Let smokers continue the filthy habit if they wish, but tax them heavily, restrict where they can smoke, and make them pay all their own medical bills. Daynard are with Northeastern University School of Law. Often, however, people do this in an insulting or disrespectful manner despite having good intentions. Besides not affecting business, a smoking ban deters smoking in general. If people want to smoke, it should be a choice of their own, everybody knows it's not healthy, even children knows that.