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Smoking in Public: Should It Be Banned?

Smoking to some, it's a pleasure and to some it's very irritating.

I am of the opinion that smoking in public places should be banned.

Apart from my own biblical beliefs, I hate smoking and I reject it in it's all totality.

Health wise it is damaging, and not advisable.

Smoking is known to cause damages to lungs, heart e.tc.

Giving rise to sickness like Conductive heart failure (CCF) heart attack, Hypertension, and can cause Cancer of the lungs and so and so on.

Now, the casual smokers are more at risk than the potential smokers.

Casual smokers are those are non smokers but do inhale the smoke from the potential or habitual smokers.

Should one then use his own "enjoyment" so to say to destroy other's lives?

Because to the smokers they think it's a way of life.

What is your opinion about smoking?

Should smoking in public be tolerated or be banned?

What are the other hazards of smoking that you know?

Let's educate ourselves about this issue.

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When it concerns "Banning" it is easy to say cos it doesn't cost the politicians nothing. There are so many evils and problems in the world that need tackling. Let them talk about job-creation, affordable education, clean water supply (which threatens millions), good roads (bad roads kill several thousands), security (which is threatening thousands), etc. Besides Banning smoking in public will have little effect just as the illegality of indian hemp/others has not helped at all. The politicans dodge major issues to concentrate on nonsense ideas.

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Ireland has banned smoking in public places, so now if you want to smoke you have to go outside to smoke,

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well this is a domocratic world any body have the reight to his health but it is not encouraging to see peopl smoking in the puplic becose it causes neusanse to the environment

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if it affects other ppls health then YES it shud b banned

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smoking in public is bad cos to my sense of human is not normal to smoke in public there are reason for that

1. i think is only a mad man that can smoke in public. if you are normal you will do that, smoking can only be done in a private place

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I see. And the overwhelming medical evidence that smoking kills not only smokers, but those around them, means nothing to you? Then you are exactly the sort of irresponsible, selfish person who deserves to have their "personal liberties" impinged

Andrew, Norwich

The sad thing is that you are among a minority

Open two pubs on the oppeoste side of a road, one for smokers and trhe other for non smokers; I know which one will be filled. 95% of the pubs are losing today because of the ban!!

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http://stopsmokinghabits.com/health-benefits.html

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yaeh i know u mean u dont like smoke in ur hair especially in clubs

to be honest yeah i agree it should be ban in public i mean for d sake of the babies

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i dnt tink so instead weed shld be legalised cos most american do say its reduces stress n shyt like dat

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yeah smoking in public should def be banned. i hate the smell of cigs especially on an empty stomach & when a smoker with some cigs body odour sit beside me on the train i feel so sick.

i tink it is so unfair that some non-smokers get lung cancers because of pple smoking beside them. neway the ban start in july i think in london

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Smoking in Nigeria Illegal. Who told you that?

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Smoking in public inNigeria is illegal, has been illegal from time! But its never really been enforced because people don't smoke all day everyday everywhere like they do elsewhere.

But for places where it is legal, I think it should be banned. I am a non smoker and I find it realy offensive to have to inhale other people's smoke not just in clubs, but on the street and 8am while waiting at the bus stop.

Since came to scotland I can count the number of times i have smelt smoke, shich is how it should be since i am a non smoker.

Went to london for the weekend and they almost killed me with the stuff.

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yes pls it should be banned, the annoy thing is that i cant understand why i ve 2 inhale other peolpes waste, worst off is when i go 2 clubs and i come out smelling like a chain smoker hair and all it really disgust me.so i had 2 limit clubbin .there are steps 2 stop it in london, u wont belive the joy i felt when i was in aberden in scotland where smoking has being banned the clubbing experience was off the hook, nothing like a smoke free enviroment 4 clubbing

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Why should they, don't you know Cigarette is like food

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how about British American Tobacco, arent they using our own people to kill us little by little?

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i agree that we should ban smoking in public places. everyone could die because of second hand smoke and even the person that is smoking

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Government should place huge tax amount of money on this tobaco companies.

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The Government should increase the tax on these tobaco companies,so that the price of cigerate will go up.[costly].

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Smoking has been banned in pubs in Scotland.

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Cigar should be what Government should deregulate.After-all is not helping the economy rather it's killing it.

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hi

I think Smoking should be banned,

because,smoking is a very bad habit and it should be banned publicly.

smoking is cause to damages to our body

regards,

sharjah butterfly

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the ultra negative consequences of smoking and passive smoking warrant that smoking be banned - made extinct once and for all.....

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This smoke thingy i dont think it can be banned in England most especially, almost everyone smoke, black, white old and young.

Smoking could be banned in every cafe, restaurant and most pubs in England in four years under plans unveiled by the government on Tuesday

i doubt it.

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I really don't have a straight answer to that.I feel it can only be restricted.

The smoker knows it benefit(s) whether bad or good.

Smoke woteve u like so far i don't smoke with u

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I started smoking since when I was in primary school, but I drop the habit on my final year in the university. since then I did not test it for once,But am really missing it cos there are times that I feel like smoking i.e after a good meal,when it was raining, when feeling cool, under stress,when I am in the toilet and after .....Well! one thing about smoking is that u can't force a smoker to stop smoking, he will stop it by himself or DIE smoking. For smoking in public places(not in public) should be BANNED. I know smoking is BAD and every smoker knows that.

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To me,smoking is a very bad habit n it shd be banned publicly.Infact,if its possible,it shd be banned totally cos its really disgusting.I hate pple who smoke but found it difficult to admit d fact dt they smoke. Come to think of it,Is it dt they r too shy to let d whole world knw dt they smoke, do they think its a bad habit or wat?

This thing is really confusing.Abeg;smokers are liable to die young,so be warned!!!!!!!

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Good guy

Your faith requires it huh?

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I think Indoors Smoking should be banned...

Outdoors their is no way it should be banned...

Second hand smoke should not be of any concern when it is outside...Unless in public areas

Such as hospitals, churches and schools...

Their are way more pollutants that can harm when you are outside...

Smoking will just dissipitate into the thin air

What about car pollution, garbage etc...

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...u mean for church?

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Na wa for GG. Chameleon

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@goodguy

u re one kind person.

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Many people die from second hand smoking,

Babies die from S.I.D.S. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome which some cases have proved to come from the smoke off of their parents clothing. Babies are born of low birth weight due to smoking.

Yes I think it should be banned because it's a personal choice that negatively affects society of a larger level.

Smoke at home, in your car.

Why should we die because you want to smoke?

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There will be chaplins at the hospital for those who are nearing death.

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Sure, let's see the stats on that one.

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If you want to smoke, smoke; just don't kill me in the process.

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@goodguy

i think you have tasted it,thats why you are saying like this.

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question huh as if i don't know.

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smoking in public should be banned ! matter of fact, it has been banned in the state where i am at cuz we all voted against it ........i think it should be banned everywhere else for the safety of non-smokers.

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Ok, i now understand.Yes is true.

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True. That's because the smoke the 'non smoker' is inhaling is unfiltered where as the smoker's is.

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when someone smokes besides you or in the same room as you and you breathe in the unpure air you're kind of smoking too even though you don't have a cigarrete. if it gets too much or excessive, you might get lung cancer from it. so it's not necessarily the smokers that are affected.

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Which one be 2nd hand smoke?

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I forget which state this happened in a few weeks ago but they have banned smoking in bars. Pretty soon they will move to ban smoking in any public place. I can't wait for that day. I'm tired of being stuck behind someone who's smoking and having the smell and smoke come back on me.

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Why do people smoke neway?, it is very disgusting, and what i dislike so much about it is that, most of this smokers are very inconsiderate and do not just care about others around them inhaling da stuff, n it's just so annoying, netime i walk past a smoker, i just cover my nose with my hands, cos if they wanna die early, then that's their problem, but i don't.

It's also very rude too, cos some people just do it STRAIGHT TO UR FACE like, "so wat?what do i care"?, it's just so rude.

N also most of this smokers, if not all of them, know that smoking is very harmful to their health, but they just can't stop it, some doesn't want to, n some don't know how to, cos they are so addicted to it. I think smokers should try to stop smoking(it's not easy,yeah!, easier said than done), but still, they SHOULD TRY. There are pple out there who have QUITED.

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