Should Smoking Be Banned? Essay

805 Words Jul 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
Smoking has been an issue in the workplace since smoking has been in existence. Smoking is a health hazard and should be banned both inside and out of the workplace to improve the quality of all working conditions. Smoking has a harmful effect on the body, so people in the workplace should not smoke at all. For smoking to be banned a law needs to be passed and signed in parliament. Educating the young about the negative effects of smoking on the body will help people in the wider community to make wise choices.

The reasons why smoking should be banned in all workplaces is due to the damaging effects it has on the body. Inhaling tobacco smoke causes damage to many of the body’s organs and systems. The systems which are effected are the respiratory system, the circulatory system, the immune system, musculoskeletal system and the sexual organs. The other effects of smoking on the body include, irritation and inflammation of the stomach and intestines, increased risk of painful ulcers along the digestive tract, reduced ability to smell and taste, premature wrinkling of the skin, higher risk of blindness and lastly gum disease. The most damaging components of tobacco smoke is, Tar, this is the collective term for the various particles suspended in tobacco smoke. Tar is sticky and brown, and stains teeth, fingernails and lung tissue. Tar contains the carcinogen benzo(a)pyrene. Carbon Monoxide, the odourless gas is fatal in large doses because it takes the place of oxygen in the…

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