Say No to Stinking Smoking Bans
Argues that there is no need for smoking bans in America.
# 128130 | 1,465 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2010 |
Published on Jun 30, 2010 in Law (Administrative) , Environmental Studies (Environmental Problems) , English (Argument) , Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , Political Science (State and Local Politics)
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This paper first states that, while most smokers will admit that non-smokers have a valid point for supporting smoking bans, few non-smokers would admit smokers have a point in not supporting smoking bans. The paper then outlines the smokers' simple requests, based on scientific, medical and economic research, for respecting their freedoms and rights to be able to smoke in public. The paper presents arguments that weaken the claims about the health risks, economic and health costs, taxes and freedom in regards to smoking in public and suggests that the smoking public should align itself with conservative voters to fight the current no-smoking legislation.
From the Paper:"In response to the claim that the non-smoking public is subjected to the second-hand smoke of smokers, one could argue that they are not or do not have to be. Plenty of public areas exist that have specially designated smoking areas for the smoking public to use that prohibit the spreading of second-hand smoke to smoke free areas. Also, public venues can install ventilation systems that return the air to a non-harmful state. In fact, according to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the "findings are that ventilation techniques for restaurants/pubs with separate smoking and non-smoking areas are capable of achieving non-smoking area environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) concentrations that are comparable to those of similar facilities that prohibit smoking outright"."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "Determination Of Exposure To Environmental Tobacco Smoke In Restaurant And Tavern Workers in America." Oak Ridge National Laboratory. U.S, Department of Energy, Feb. 2000. Web. <http://www.ornl.gov/info/press_releases/archive/mr20000203-00.html>.
- Jenkins, Rich. "Environmental Tobacco Smoke in an Unrestricted Smoking Workplace: Area and Personal Exposure Monitoring." National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Sept.-Oct. 2001. Web. 27 Apr. 2010. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11687910?dopt=Abstract>.
- Molyneaux, George. "Smoking, Ban in Public Places." International Debate Education Association. 12 May 2008. Web. <http://www.idebate.org/debatabase/topic_print.php?topicID=526>.
- The Tax Foundation. (2009, July 10). State Sales, gasoline, cigarette, and alcohol tax rates by state, 2000-2009. Retrieved from http://www.taxfoundation.org/taxdata/show/245.html
- The New York Times. (2002, April 12). Cigarettes cost u.s. $7 per pack sold, study says. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/12/us/cigarettes-cost-us-7-per-pack-sold-study-says.html?pagewanted=1
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