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Some Businesses Now Say That No One Can Smoke Cigarettes in Any of Their Offices. Some Governments Have Banned Smoking in All Public Places. Do You Agree or Disagree? Give Reasons

  • Date Submitted: 07/15/2011 04:18 AM
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Most firms, organization and companies as well as Government make restrictions on smoking in work places and public amenities respectively. It has become fashionable in the world today to blame smoking. However,   I feel that smoking can be harmful, but I don’t think it should be forbidden completely. I would also argue that people should have the right whether they smoke or not.
Let me deal with the three positive sides of smoking. Firstly, smoking certainly helps many people to relax. For some, it even improves concentration. If someone is upset owing to debt or they have an exam, they may like to smoke to reduce the pressure or tension. Many people like to smoke when they are relaxing with friends. Secondly, governments throughout the world make huge profits from taxes on cigarettes. The income obtained from taxes provide funds which are used for building schools, hospitals and public places such as parks, gardens, sports ground and foot paths. Thirdly, tobacco industry also employs tens of thousands of people all over the world, particularly in poorer countries like Zimbabwe or India. Without cigarettes, these people would have no jobs.
Despite these positive effects, there are lots of negative effects of smoking too. Initially, smoking has been proven to be too dangerous for health. One cigarette contain more then 4000 chemical substances, therefore, it causes many injurious diseases like heart attacks, asthma, bronchitis, lung cancer and cough. According to the current report, in Britain about three thousand five hundreds people are killed each year in road accidents and 120,000 are killed by smoking. Furthermore, smoking costs government millions of dollars because of the large number of people who need treatment in hospitals for smoking-related problems. Moreover, there is also concern today about passive smoking. Recent research shows that non-smokers can suffer health problems if they spend long period of time among people who do smoke. In UK children...

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