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Cigarettes should be banned
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.
Prohibition of tobacco would result in the same disaster that prohibition of alcohol created. Criminal gangs would take over the production and sale of tobacco and they would fight constant wars with each other over territory. (See, e.g., Mexican drug cartels, Capone's Chicago...)
Alcohol prohibition in the US in the early XXth century
did lessen the per capita consumption
, improving the public health and reducing the drunkenness-related accidents.
Prohibiting the widespread use of
was very effective in Germany after WWII.
Making something illegal generally works, such as prohibiting rape.
The prohibition took place in a time when gang activity was especially high. This isn't the case today anymore.