Essay on Banning Cigarettes And Tobacco Smoking

978 Words Mar 3rd, 2015 4 Pages
Imagine you get home and find your five year old holding a cigarette to her mouth, inhaling, zipping and puffing. Strange? Can we blame the little child for aspiring to be like the grown-ups in her life? After all, children are expected to learn from us. Our children can hardly wait to be young adults to start smoking, risking their health to smoke. When our society allows smoking in homes and private smoking areas, what picture are we creating in the mind of our future generation? Cigarettes/tobacco smoking is dangerous to our health, period! There is absolutely no benefit in this habit, only serious harm. If we work toward banning cigarettes/tobacco smoking in the state of Florida, together we will make Florida a healthy state that other states will want to emulate.
According to Tony Newman of CNN (2009). “400,000 people die prematurely every year from smoking”. He also added that, “cigarettes kill more people than cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and other illegal drugs combined,” yet smoking cigarettes is still legal in Florida and in every other states in the US. This is a public hazard which poses a lot of health risks that include - but not limited to - stroke, heart attack, lung cancer and other major cancers. We need to deal with the root of the cause of death – smoking. Let’s intensify the campaign against smoking, and stop wasting money creating smoking areas in business places while depriving non-smokers a breath of fresh air.
If prevention is really better than…

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