This has been recognised as a major issue for the country and there are several things being done to try to stop it, such as the smoking ban in public places which was enforced on March the 26th 2006....
Back in 1998, German lawmakers, fearful of voter backlash, defeated proposed legislation that would have effectively banned smoking from the workplace and most public places....
Many people (mostly non-smokers) argue that banning smoking in
public places will keep non-smokers healthy, including
waiters/waitresses and bartenders.
From my point of view, it is more sensible to ban smoking in public places rather than allow second-hand smoke to continue to harm people nearby, who breathe in the smoke....
A counter argument to that is that by smoking in public places,
smokers are putting the lives of those around them (including other
smokers) at risk, which is against the Canadian Charter of Rights.
The London municipal
government agrees and that is one of the reasons why the Iron Duke, a
popular pub among veteran's located at Parkwood hospital, has been
exempted from the July 1, 2003 smoking ban in London (Egan).
Based on personal experience, personality style and emotional concern, we find that some hold the notion that smoking in public places should be banned.
restaurant and bar owners think that banning smoking in bars and
restaurants will decrease business, but a counter argument to this is
that only twenty percent of the city's population are smokers and when
the smoking ban is in place that other eighty percent will go out to
bars and restaurants and that will dramatically increase business.
Smoking in public places causes a considerable amount of harm to people and the government should be doing more to protect citizens Cigarettes are full of many harmful substances and if many people knew what they were inhaling they would probably quit immediately....
Smoking should be banned in public places because, even though some
think it will impose on their freedom, smoking is full of harmful
substances and people should be able to go out to bars and restaurants
without the fear of having an asthma attack or getting lung disease.
Deaths caused by alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined are actually less than the number of deaths caused by cigarette smoking.
(Do you support this ban or do you oppose it?) Personally I oppose it as I believe that non-smokers shouldn’t be subjected to a smoky environment on a night out....
Though smoking in hospitals is currently not permissible, the possibility to allow smoking may be brought up; therefore, the inconvenience of cigarette butt littering should reinforce this policy to stay in effect....
Therefore smoking should be banned in public spaces because it causes harm to the smoker's body, as well as causing unwarranted health and economic problems for the public.
Smoking in public places causes a
considerable amount of harm to people and the government should be
doing more to protect citizens
Cigarettes are full of many harmful substances and if many people knew
what they were inhaling they would probably quit immediately.