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....
It was only when the whole ham was spoiled that it came into the department of Cut up by the two-thousand-revolutions-a-minute flyers, and mixed with half a ton of other meat, no odor that ever was in a ham could make any difference. There was never the least attention paid to what was cut up for sausage; there would come all the way back from Europe old sausage that had been rejected, and that was moldy and white — it would be dosed with and , and dumped into the hoppers, and made over again for home consumption. There would be meat that had tumbled out on the floor, in the dirt and sawdust, where the workers had tramped and spit uncounted billions of . There would be meat stored in great piles in rooms; and the water from leaky roofs would drip over it, and thousands of rats would race about on it. It was too dark in these storage places to see well, but a man could run his hand over these piles of meat and sweep off handfuls of the dried dung of rats. These rats were nuisances, and the packers would put poisoned bread out for them; they would die, and then rats, bread, and meat would go into the hoppers together. This is no fairy story and no joke; the meat would be shoveled into carts, and the man who did the shoveling would not trouble to lift out a rat even when he saw one — there were things that went into the sausage in comparison with which a poisoned rat was a tidbit. There was no place for the men to wash their hands before they ate their dinner, and so they made a practice of washing them in the water that was to be ladled into the sausage. There were the butt-ends of smoked meat, and the scraps of corned beef, and all the odds and ends of the waste of the plants, that would be dumped into old barrels in the cellar and left there. Under the system of rigid economy which the packers enforced, there were some jobs that it only paid to do once in a long time, and among these was the cleaning out of the waste barrels. Every spring they did it; and in the barrels would be dirt and rust and old nails and stale water — and cartload after cartload of it would be taken up and dumped into the hoppers with fresh meat, and sent out to the public’s breakfast. Some of it they would make into “smoked” sausage — but as the smoking took time, and was therefore expensive, they would call upon their chemistry department, and preserve it with borax and color it with gelatine to make it brown. All of their sausage came out of the same bowl, but when they came to wrap it they would stamp some of it “special,” and for this they would charge two cents more a pound.
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).
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.
Many people (mostly non-smokers) argue that banning smoking in
public places will keep non-smokers healthy, including
waiters/waitresses and bartenders.
Even though there are
many different statistics on the effects of smoking and second-smoke
and the harm they can do, there are still many different opinions on
The main reason that led to the campaign for the ban of smoking in the public places is the issue of passive smokers. Research has showed that the effect of the smoke inhaled by the nonsmokers next to the first smoker is more harmful than what the smoker is getting directly. Passive smokers are thus at a greater risk than the smokers themselves. The diseases that are suffered by the first smoker will also be suffered by the passive smoker. It is very unfair for one to suffer from smoke from a first smoker yet you are not a smoker yourself. Smoking zones were thus introduced so as to let the smokers enjoy their smoke without being of potential harm to the nonsmokers. Adults who live close to smokers are said to be at greater risks of suffering from smoking related diseases. This puts spouses who have smoking partners. Smoking can also be so harmful to children. Employees that are in the same offices with smoking colleagues get ill and do not show up for work. This reduces productivity.
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....
The debate on whether to ban smoking in the public places is a heated one. Many more debates have stemmed up and the debate is far away from being over. New issues come up every day. Many people have created permanent enemies due to this debate. However, a lot has been achieved and many countries have banned smoking in the public places. Some designated smoking zones have been created and especially in towns and cities. Even those countries that have not banned smoking in the public places, they do not allow smoking in the public offices and working places. These bans have received different reactions from people of both divides. Smoking has many effects not only to the smoker but to the whole community at large. It leads to need for investment of large sums of money so as to correct the issues caused by smoking.
Based on personal experience, personality style and emotional concern, we find that some hold the notion that smoking in public places should be banned.
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....
Still, Germany as a whole has remained surprisingly tolerant of cigarettes, even as other European countries including Ireland, Spain, and Italy moved in recent years to ban smoking in public places.