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Cigarettes should be banned
Cigarettes should be banned.
Smoking creates an unpleasant physical and emotional environment in both public and private places.
Banning smoking will improve the environment.
Smoking is addictive.
Smoking is detrimental to the health of the smoker
Secondhand smoke is damaging to the health of non-smokers
Healthcare for smoking related illnesses becomes a burden on tax payers and the insurance market.
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.
Denying people bodily autonomy is an
of basic human rights.
Cigarettes should not be banned due to the economic repercussions that will result.
An immediate ban could have harmful affects on those currently addicted and those trying to quit smoking.
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.
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