Should The Smoking Tobacco Be Banned? Essay

1333 Words Nov 7th, 2016 6 Pages
Ever since the earliest settlers came to America from Europe, tobacco and the habit of smoking it has been in circulation. It all began when the settlers brought back the Native Americans’ herbs on their ships and has stuck around since then (Borio). The act of smoking tobacco has since then been revealed as a health concerning and addictive habit that is seen as distracting and even annoying by plenty of people in America who don’t participate in smoking it (Rutherford). Because of this, the controversy concerning smoking tobacco, whether in the form of cigarettes, cigars, or any other means, in public places and whether or not it should be banned and seen as illegal and to what degree these bans should extend to has popped up in many states across America throughout the past decade (Clune). Throughout this essay, I will explore the reasons for and against this decision and will give my own supported reasons as to why I believe that the smoking of tobacco in public places should be banned in the Knox County area. Before establishing anything more, it is important to clarify what is and what is not considered a “public” place. “A public place is generally an indoor or outdoor area, whether privately or publicly owned, to which the public have access by right or by invitation, expressed or implied, whether by payment of money or not, but not a place when used exclusively by one or more individuals for a private gathering or other personal purpose” (Public Place Law & Legal…

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