18 October 2010
Smoking dates way back in the fourteenth century when the Natives Americans used it for medical purposes. But over the years, early settlers form Europe adopted the drug and decided to advertise it. To this day, smoking has become a way of life for many individuals. Picture a tobacco free society where smoking is outlawed! What are the chances of that happening? Likely impossible but there has to be a small possibility of preventing people from smoking.
It should all start with government authorities to try and persuade the public on the many negative effects of smoking. The main reasons those authorities do not try to stop people from smoking is MONEY. I have had many doubts about why the government cannot ban smoking. Some might argue that banning cigarettes will seem like the government is trying to regulate what one should with his or her own body. Some might also argue that the ban is unconstitutional, violating the first amendment, this guarantees the freedom of privacy. Economically, some might say the ban will show a decline in the country's economy. The main groups disagreeing with my opinion will be those “addicted” to cigarettes, those working in tobacco industry and government officials who are affiliated with tobacco industries. The groups that will consider my point of view or show interest will be those who have a witness a dramatic effect caused by tobacco. Smoking kills! That is a particular true statement proven by the many certified and trusted doctors in the world. Smoking is by far the leading cause of drug related diseases and death every year all over the world. It should not be disregarded despite of its slow effect to the human body because; the consequences might result to death later on in life.