Should Smoking Be Illegal

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If something is killing people around us shouldn’t we do something to put an end to it? If that thing is being done by people around on an everyday basis all around the globe that is slowly hurting there body’s shouldn’t we stop it? Well smoking is killing people around us. It’s causing cancer and it is shortening the lives of people around us. This being said, we need to limit the amount of people consuming tobacco products. Although the percent of people smoking was, “42.5% of adults smoking in 1965 and the pole in 2011 was down to 19%” (cdc.gov) smoking still is one of the leading causes of deaths in the world. So plans should be made to limit the sales of smoking. In the USA we could start by raising the price and taxes on tobacco products. …show more content…
The legal age for smoking tobacco products in America is 18 that being said exposing kids or anyone younger to see advertisements on TV or anywhere should be illegal. So what if we had limits of what the tobacco companies could do to advertise their products? Limiting and regulating what the companies can put on the cigarette packaging would colossally effect the people starting to smoke or who have been smoking. The plan to have a t chart with positives and negatives effects of smoking this would be right on the packaging that cigarettes came in. The negatives to smoking and would much outweigh the positives and when someone who wants to smoke and may change their mind to pick up the bad habit when they can physically see the negatives of what they are about to intake into their body. This idea is similar to what happened in Australia where they changed the packaging on their cigarette boxes with words saying “Smoking kills” Ext… and this tactic to stop smokers has made a crazy effect on tobacco sales in Australia from “$5.135 billion in September 1959, $3.508 billion in December 2012; and $3.405 billion in March 2014 the packaging alone has brought down the amount of tobacco products sold”(health.gov.au). Some companies will say this is a job you’re going to make us “lose money” but they should be responsible for warning there customers of what the effects could be to their smoking habit. Tobacco Companies could argue that this “Is not fair …show more content…
The class would be about 30 minutes long, and funded by the government to tell kids about the effects of smoking and what it can do to your life. This would really help kids see that the habit is not worth it and that there is other things that are much better for you to do which would help.. Some things that we would bring up with the kids and the facts that are not well know is that smoking can increase health risks “Smoking causes stroke and coronary heart disease, which are among the leading causes of death in the United States”(cdc.gov). “The risk of dying from cigarette smoking has increased over the last 50 years in men and women in the United States”(Cdc.gov). We would help kids see smoker’s lungs are not healthy like someone who hasn’t smoked lungs. These proven facts should be shown to kids and anyone who is thinking about starting smoking or tobacco use really knows what the effects can be and will see that the habit really isn’t worth it. Tobacco companies could always argue this is “hurting our jobs” but tobacco companies are making the life span average shorter and people should know about the effects of smoking. And we should make it clear what those negative effects are and big tobacco companies should forget about their income and think more about the future of our world instead because at the moment “Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in

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