Ali S. Tartacoff Phil 320 Dr. Satris December 15, 2011 * Should Laws Against Drug Use Remain Restrictive? * Both liberals and conservatives hold conflicting views on weather drug prohibition legislation has accomplished its job in curving the problems associated with drug use. Furthermore, they argue weather the current laws, banning drug use, should remain restrictive. After reading both sides of the debate, I believe that laws against drug use should indeed remain restrictive. I believe that they should remain restrictive because less restrictive drug laws are not the solution to our drug problem, and instead, less restrictive laws are an extremely dangerous idea.
You say you want to help our youth stay away from drugs but you force them on the street by implementing harsher penalties. Nearly two-thirds of Canada’s population is in favor of decriminalizing marijuana. Should the requests of the majority of Canadians be considered, or should the requests of the few outweigh the majority? One of the most important pro decriminalization arguments would be the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. A number of studies show that Marijuana has been extremely effective for treating many serious and painful medical conditions for example, cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, epilepsy, seizures, schizophrenia, and eating disorders.
Also, secondhand smoke could be a problem too. A couple solutions to this problem are to stop the media promoting smoking and to educate teens about smoking and how it's bad for you. Cigarette smoking is the greatest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Secondhand smoke causes numerous lung cancer deaths annually. Measures have been taken in both workplaces and public places to limit exposure to secondhand smoke.
The decriminalization of marijuana would be a positive step for the Canadian government but the legalization of marijuana would do much more for this country and its people. If the Canadian government was to only decriminalize marijuana it would accomplish relieving the stress on the RCMP by taking the man power wasted on arresting and prosecuting the people that have decided to smoke marijuana and redirect it toward something more productive. As for the overcrowded court rooms the people
Using Language to Persuade- Motorbikes A recent proposal to ban motorcycles as a result of the sharp rise in motorcycle accidents has caused a response by A. Brown (The Age 2/06/06) who agrees with the proposal stating his belief in an informative and reasoned tone. In contrast B. Green expresses his view in an angered and passionate tone, as he believes the proposed ban is unjust and that it is the motorists who are causing the accidents. C. Blue also has the same belief but expression this opinion in a spiritual and frustrated tone focus more on the spiritual freedom he believes motorcyclists are being striped of.
There are a lot of reasons why you shouldn’t smoke. Some of them are that smoking affects your health, that you spend a lot of money on cigarettes, and that when you smoke you are not respecting people around you. The first reason why you shouldn’t smoke is that smoking affects your health. If you smoke, your physical condition will be negatively affected, so it will be very difficult for you to succeed in sports. Also, smoking produces lethal diseases like cancer and reduces the length and quality of your life.
Research Paper There are many things that are detrimental to our health. Some of these things are natural, like viruses and bacteria and some of these things are man-made, like guns and cigarettes. Why would we create things that could ultimately kill us? People are driven by all sorts of things and one of the biggest things is greed. Tobacco, and specifically cigarettes, have been the most detrimental, but preventable thing to our health in the United States for the years they have been around.
What’s even worse is that although there are four warnings from the surgeon general on every cigarette box emphasizing the potential dangers of lighting up, these deaths still occur. “SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, and May Complicate Pregnancy” (CDC). Congress passed a law requiring these warnings on all packages and advertisements regarding tobacco products to help discourage the use of this nasty substance. In fact, many prevention and deterrence programs are in place to dissuade the use of tobacco products. You would think that the alarming number of tobacco-related deaths or the menacing warning labels would be enough to scare away users, but excuses such as addiction and stress keep them using no matter what they see or hear.
The Product and Sale of Cigarettes Should be Made Illegal The banning of smoking cigarettes is becoming a controversial social issue. Some people support the opinion of the smoking ban, but some people are against it. In my opinion, the production and sale of cigarettes should be illegal, because it is highly addictive like other illegal drugs, and second-hand smoke harms others, even if they do not smoke cigarettes. Also, smoking cigarettes is an expensive habit. Additionally, more people have died from smoking cigarettes than from car accidents, or from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
It has been the most deadliest drug for years. Importantly, there are many effects from smoking tobacco, such as cardiovascular effects which affects your heart. your blood pressure goes up which may increase chances of blood clots , and the nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict and increase chances of a heart attack or stroke. Williams 2 Tobacco also has an effect on the skin, because nicotine has constrained your blood vessels, nutrients don’t get distributed properly. Your skin loses oxygen and minerals, which can cause premature aging.