Ban Smoking in Public Areas

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Have you ever been in a restaurant eating your favorite food, then just when you are about to take a bite, you inhale a cloud of smoke coming from the nearby smoking section? This has been a complaint from many non-smoking restaurant goers. While it is true that smoking cigarettes and breathing them in causes many health problems, is it fair to take the freedom of those Americans who want to smoke and enjoy their meal? This topic is very debatable and in many cases has reached compromises, but I would stand by the argument that smoking should be banned from all public areas because the unfiltered smoke is getting into the lungs of bystanders who do not smoke, and causing major health problems, and in many cases death. Smoking might be “relaxing” now, but it will mess with your body later. Smoking is a simple process of inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco, but it has deadly consequences. Secondhand smoke contains more than 4,000 substances. Many of them are dangerous poisons and can cause many diseases. Anyone exposed to secondhand smoke inhales these substances. It is extremely dangerous for a pregnant woman to inhale cigarette smoke because it can cause damage to her unborn child. The baby could end up with brain damage, respiratory problems, behavioral problems, etc. Smokers should stop smoking in public because you never know if anyone around you has asthma or any other disease that is sensitive to smoke. Smoking in public can be dangerous to anyone around. Public smoking is also very bothersome to nonsmokers. Who would want to go to a nice restaurant, purposely sit on the nonsmokers side, and still be able to smell the cigarette smoke from across the room? Not me. Think about the money you waste buying a new pack of cigarettes everyday. The cost is getting outrageous, each pack being about $7 with tax. You go through one pack a day? In five years you

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