Persuasive Essay on Smoking
The Adversities of Smoking. Smoking and even second hand smoking can lead to fatal diseases such as, lung cancer, cancer of the larynx, esophagus, and bladder diseases. http://www1. umn. edu/perio ltobacco/secondhandsmoke. html / smoking is hazardous enough to an individual’s health and it’s even more disturbing when people are exposed to dangers caused by smoking. The tobacco company however, had thought false labeling would help the situation when all it has done is worsen the case. The tobacco company had come with the idea of “light” cigarettes, which is just a way to think the cigarettes they are smoking are “healthier”.
Second hand smokers are just as endangered as the actual smokers they are equally exposed to fatal diseases. Smoking is a habit that is deceptively dangerous and people have the right to go about without being exposed to smoking. Moreover there have been unremunerated rights on issues such as this one. The government of the U. S has made laws concerning smoking in public; the “Washington Clean Indoor Air Act” of 1985 http://apps. leg. wa. gov/RCW/default. aspx? cite=70. 160&full=true which is one of numerous attempts to stop smoking.
Recently, smoking in restaurants has been ban in the state of Washington and although this is good, we are yet to ban smoking in even more public places such as parks and bus stations. The tobacco company shouldn’t make products they think are less harmful, because there is no such thing when it comes to their product; the best thing is for them to stop producing the products. The Washington department of health, individuals who have been affected by the tobacco company have appealed to the public to put an end to smoking.
Tobacco companies, in an attempt to “lower the dangers of smoking” have come up with what they call light cigarettes these are supposedly cigarettes with low tar and nicotine content. Recent study and research show that these light products are no different from the harmful ones smokers are used to. In the case of US supreme court say smoker’s can sue over “light cigarettes”; relatives of people who have lost their lives from smoking these so-called light cigarettes are suing tobacco companies for selling products with false labeling.
Justin Baer http://proquest. umi. com/pqdweb? We all know tobacco is bad for one’s health, but it gets serious when these companies go as far as overlooking the “labeling act of 1965” http://www. fda. gov/opacom/laws/fplact. html which asks that a warning sign is placed at the back of all tobacco products. People’s lives have been lost over these false labeling and the consumption and exposure of these drugs. They are everywhere, for instance, people at public places such as the park and the bus stops are exposed to second hand smoking, which is very deadly.
This is unfair because people have every right not to be exposed something that should be illegal. Although the government has tried to resolve these issues by passing laws such as the Clean Indoor Air act, and the labeling act, the intensity of these laws are not good enough, the state of Washington for instance has a law against smoking in restaurants, which is a good thing, but majority of the smoking is done outside of restaurants. Smoking around children is one very disturbing thing, but it’s a reality, the government has tried to put a stop to it inadequately as usual and not in all areas of this country.
The state of Texas has a rule regarding smoking around foster kids, this probably would help, but how can you be sure. The best way is to get rid of the tobacco company completely because kids are also endangered when their parents smoke in the house. Such kids run the risks of being addicted to smoking at an early stage of life, which can eventually lead to death. We never know if the future president of this country is sitting home with parents who smoke. The government as well as people of this country needs to fight harder against the use of tobacco in this nation because a whole lot is at stake here.
The government of this nation has to realize smoking is not territorial; it spreads to various aspects of our lives everyday. It’s like you get rid of it in one place, and it reappears in another place. The clean indoor air act for instance was meant to put smoking to a halt, but people still smoke in much more public places other that restaurants and I think there is a need for the government to go straight to the point and deal with the source of this problem; THE TOBACCO COMPANY.
In this nation they are like welcomed terrorists who are slowly putting the health of this country in turmoil. In conclusion, I think there are some constructive uses of tobacco for things such as antibiotics and curing some types of cancer. However, as always the tobacco company has found a way to turn the positives of the tobacco leaf into adversities. The government of this country has to stand up to the company once and for all because as it is right now they carry the power to make mankind extinct.
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