Argumentative Essay On Social Smoking

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Smoking is not something that is new to this world, whether it was for ritual or recreational purposes, but what has been smoked and our certainty of its effects are fairly new. What is certain is we are unsure of the exact origin within a range of thousands of years, but smoking could have started any moment after man discovered fire. The popularity of smoking has allowed it to survive for so long. Negative connotations have only been applied to smoking since debunking one former surgeon general’s statement regarding its correlation to causing cancer. But that was 1964 and just over fifty years later we have more knowledge, technology, evidence to support or dismantle this trend. In 1965, 42.4% of the American population smoked. Over the years, …show more content…
There are individuals who find a challenge making normal social interaction, easily find common ground with others who smoke. For instance, in an awkward, silent environment of strangers (such as a balcony), the individual who pulls out a pack of smokes increases the chances of bonding with other people who have this habit in common. When compared to those who keep to themselves and do not have an item as conveniently dispensable as this, there is obviously less of a chance to find something of shared interest with those around you. To elaborate on a social standpoint, social smoking produces an opportunity for people to come together and generates a way for people to meet. This can be seen through co-workers finding harmony knowing that their colleagues smoke, and on the extremity, smoking marijuana with people may loosely be considered a party by those who partake in the drug, particularly, if it is prepared in a bong. I would be remiss to overlook the surge of the hookah trend in these past few years; pens, various vapors, and the establishment of many shops here in the western …show more content…
These United States were founded upon the premise of liberty, and continuously make adjustments to remain emancipative for all. We as humans are all granted mortal bodies which will all expire by one way or another. At some point, we will all battle death and death always wins. However, obviously not all smokers die as a result of their habits. Furthermore, no individual is perfect and each of us does things we should not do, dangerous or not throughout the course of our lifetime. Acknowledging that one wrong is not greater than another and seeking equality for everyone whether they smoke or have another habit is the most humane

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