3rd semester Bs. Btech
Mam Ayesha Asif
Should smoking be banned? Should cigarette smoking be banned?
Smoking is inhaling and exhaling of smoke of burning tobacco. The tobacco leaves are smoked in various ways. The first process is drying and curing then the tobacco is shaped into cigars or smoking pipes. The most common way of smoking is cigarettes which are made by thinly shredded tobacco in thin layer paper. Even though people have to right to choose whether to use tobacco or not, smoking should be banned in open air because it endangers the health of smoker as well as non smokers, economical wastage and also cause short life span.
The numbers of people who smoke have increase over the years. Although they are equipped with the knowledge of how unhealthy smoking can be, people still choose to smoke. It is a personal choice and a highly addictive habit. Smokers choose to subject themselves to the health risks of smoking. However, smoking does not only affect the smoker negatively. It also affects all the people around those who smoke because when people smoke in pubic the smoke travels everywhere through the air, and the negative effects of this smoke affects all living, breathing creatures. Therefore smoking should be banned in all public places. Active smokers are less affected by the smoke of cigarettes because of filter zone and filter present on the end side through which smoke is inhaled in the body. That filter permits few molecules to pass through it. The rest of the carcinogenic molecules are ejecting to the atmosphere. So in this case, the active smokers inhale almost 50% of those smoke particles. Second-hand smokers receive the same amount of harmful nicotine and other chemicals as the real smokers. The particles present in the cigarette badly affect the lungs and makes breathing difficult. Cigarette smoking is known to cause several devastating diseases such as lung cancer, heart disease, oral cancer, high blood pressure, and birth defects among women who smoked during pregnancy. Lungs cancer is the most common diseases caused by the smoking of any sort.
Cigarettes are also known to cause frequent fire outbreaks in homes. The smokers became addicted to drugs. Because of which they are unable to pay attention to their homes and this thing makes tension at home. Due to inattention toward home cause many problems. Mostly it causes outbreaks of home, quarrels etc. According to me smoking have no importance so it is wastage of money. Although it cause a short time relief from tensions or mental disturbance but this short time relief is of no importance.
Due to different incurable diseases life span reduced. Oxygen is basic need of body and if it is not provided equally or in adequate amount than it can affect the efficiency of body to work or even in some cases it can cause death. Cigarette contains heavy metals which can distort the ability of heme to combine with oxygen properly. Our central processing unit “The Brain” cannot work properly without oxygen which eventually leads to death. So drug addiction is a slow poison which kills a man like termite eats wood.
The hard facts are that cigarette smoking kills an unacceptable number of people yearly and the argument that it is within the rights of smokers to choose to smoke is rather mute considering the fact that cigarette smoking kills thousands of non-smokers as well from second-hand smoking. Therefore, an outright ban on cigarette smoking is valid.