Persuasive Essay On Why Drugs Should Be Banned

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Drug abuse is the curse of modern sport and has infected it since the establishment of organised sport. Some of the first known incident of drug abuse date back 3 millennia (O'Brien, 2013). Usage of illegal performance augmenting drugs are not just unethical it is unfair to other participants too. Regardless disproportionate usage of drugs can be deadly and addictive. Currently according to their judiciary system many countries has strict punishment as banning for 6 months to lifelong ban. Although, lifelong ban for first drug offence or drugs cheat deserve a second chance is always a matter of debate. History says, some people have been caught having drugs for the first time, got a small ban never used them again. Some of them got away with the minor punishment but keep cheating. We should dig down to the core and determine whether lifelong ban is fair without any warning or this is the only way left to control foul play? …show more content…
Moreover using any kind performance enhancing drug can be criminal offence in court of law and should be punished severely. Some cheats being caught using drugs and get a second chance and doing it again. As an example ben Johnson, he was the fastest man on earth caught cheating got a short ban, came back to sports and cheated again and again. It could have been stopped if there was a strict punishment to follow and set an example for other athletes.
Drugs may be illegal but banning the person from playing the sport can be a bit outrageous sometimes. They might got into unwilling or forceful act and deserve a second chance as a slap on the wrist. A short ban could be a good trend setter for others. (ie. Few months ban or fine). If we suddenly impose a punishment like lifelong ban on athletes, would be hard for newcomers and they won’t get the chance to repent themselves. A small ban could give a life changing opportunity to come back and play fairly and learn from their

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