The reason i believe that smoking should be outlawed is that smoking affects everyone, including non
smokers. Second hand smoking has been proven to be worse then actually smoking. "For adults that have
never smoked second hand smoke can cause heart disease and lung cancer" (A) which has
been detirmined by the Center For Disease Control. People are dying more from second hand smoke than
actually smoking "Second hand smoke exposure causes an estimated 3,400 lung cancer deaths annually
among adult non smokers in the United States". (A).
Second hand smoke deprives an indiviual who doesnt smoke the right to breath without fear of medical
Outlawing smoking in public places is a step in the right direction but not a solution. "we have smoke free
resturants, shopping malls, schools, playgrounds, parks and beaches. We have created a healthier
California"(Health). Even with the smoking banned in public places, the issue of second hand smoking still
exists. California has shown that smoking inside public places increases second hand smoke. Some states
are trying to make it illegal to smoke with kids in the car. "Eliminating smoking in indoor spaces is the only
way to fully protect non smokers from secondhand smoke exposure. Seperating smokers from nonsmokers,
cleaning the air, opening wiondows, and ventilating building does not eliminate secondhand smoke
exposure"(The). You cant ventilate public places to get rid of second hand smoke. The only solution is to
ban smoking in indoor places all together.
Since 1930 the Surgeon Generals have been against smoking, and have been trying to put regulate
tobacco products. "The 1965 Act required a health warning on cigarette packages but suspendded the
FTC's proposed warnings on advertisment for four years, later extended to sic years. It also prohibited other
federal agencies from requiring health warnings in advertising and...