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Cigarettes should be banned
Everyone should have the right to make their own decisions in regards to their health
Banning cigarettes sets a dangerous precedent for banning any product deemed harmful to health. Most processed foods have unhealthy amounts of salts, sugars and fat.
Denying people bodily autonomy is an
of basic human rights.
The proliferation of smoking advertising and product placement creates false information - true choice can only be made when informed
Smokers take up beds in hospitals as well as the time of researchers who could be focused on something else
By polluting the air and the objects around, smokers deprive non-smokers from the free choice whether to be exposed to the treat of second-hand smoking or not.
The health costs are a burden on society. Uninsured patients drive up costs, and insured patients increase the cost of insurance for everyone.
Secondhand smoke is damaging to the health of non-smokers
If this was the case, then euthanasia would be allowed in cases of terminal illness. However since it remains illegal in most places, clearly autonomy in regards to personal health is not deemed necessary by society.