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Cigarettes should be banned
Cigarettes should be banned.
Cigarette ban will drastically reduce agricultural area used for tobacco cultivation, allowing it to be used for nutrient cultures or reforestation and thus benefiting the environment.
Smoking is addictive.
Big business' commercialization of tobacco has resulted in marketing campaigns targeting children causing people to get addicted at young ages. Banning the sale but not the growth of tobacco would limit the widespread harm caused by tobacco and the industry.
Smoking is detrimental to the health of the smoker
Secondhand smoke is damaging to the health of non-smokers
Littered cigarettes are common and can cause fires.
Healthcare for smoking related illnesses becomes a burden on tax payers and the insurance market.
The cigarette industry creates jobs and increases exports around the world
The best way to prohibit the purchasing of cigarettes is by exerting higher taxes on these products. Banning a product to be sold in the market is not fit to the free market ideology.
For many people with stressful lives, smoking is good way to cope with the stress. They should not be deprived of this coping mechanism.
Not as long as other drugs and addictive substances are not only legal, but being legalized and in some cases, encouraged.
Prohibition simply does not work. Whether one looks at historical or modern examples, the prohibition of a substance, any substance, only gives it the allure of the forbidden.
Everyone should have the right to make their own decisions in regards to their health
You should be allowed to harm yourself but not others.
The government will lose billions in taxes if they were to ban cigarettes.
Small cigarette stores will go out of business.
Banning cigarettes while many are still addicted to them will lead many people to suffer from withdrawal.
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