Banning Smoking On Public Areas Essay

923 Words Apr 30th, 2015 4 Pages
Banning Smoking in public areas

Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemical compounds. More than 250 of these chemicals are known to be harmful, and at least 69 are known to cause cancer. Yet studies have shown that second hand smoking is a proven killer to both adults and children and has worse effects of the second hand smoker than it does on the actual smoker. Smoking should be banned in public places all throughout the U.S. because of the risks associated with second hand smoking, banning smoking in public places increases the economy of the U.S. by reducing health care costs and , and the percent of smokers drops every time smoking is banned.

Second hand smoking is a proven killer and has worse effects on the second hand smoker than it does on the actual smoker therefore making smoking not just a self-harm. If two people are in a room together and the smoker is smoking very often, then the second hand smoker will suffer from disease caused by the smoke that causes lung cancer, heart disease, adult asthma, premature birth and sudden infant death syndrome, and might also contribute to breast cancer at a quicker rate than the smoker does. This is caused by Side stream smoke; smoke from the lighted end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar. Side stream smoke has higher concentrations of cancer-causing agents than mainstream smoke. Second hand smoking is especially dangerous to the public workers, such as bartenders or waiters. These people breathe the smoke in the…

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