Many books, surveys, articles, studies and scientific publications have indicated the adverse effect of smoking. Smoking is an unhealthy lifestyle, because it degrades the body metabolism, pollutes and ruins the environment. There are two types of smokers – the active and the passive. A person who smokes consistently is active while, a person who perceives or inhales is passive, both been adverse. Smokers and non-smokers meet in various places, on the street, inside the bus, in offices, hotels and residential areas. Considering the adverse effect of smoking on the person, environment as well as, the rights of others, I support the complete abolition of smoking in communal places.
Nowadays, advertising companies advocate and promulgate smoking, giving juveniles favorable views on the subject matter. Very sad to say that ‘statutory laws’ on cigarette has failed to scare minors away. There are growing misconceptions running deep into the heart and mind of minors, saying smoking makes you smart, intelligent, and strong, however, they are paying a heavy price. A cigarette has about 4,000 chemical constituent, the mixture of CO2 cigarette concentration is over 22,000 ppm and during inhalation, about 450 become diluted. During metabolism, oxygen displaces hemoglobin, aggravating the central nervous system leading to cardiac arrest and pulmonary disorder (lungs).
According to the recent findings in Yale’s University, USA, smoking is dangerous to teenagers. Teenagers incur disabilities such as speed, accuracy, intuition, and capacity not to grasp (memory loss). According to Leslie Jacobsen, Associate Professor at Yale School of Medicine, “Adolescent smokers are prone to memory degradation and retention”.
Research has also demonstrated that, smoking significantly reduce life expectancy in both men and women, research also shown that women are prone to cancer of the lungs. A woman that smokes, not only endangers herself but also her unborn child.
Since smoking is bad, why is it invoke? In a liberal society, people advocate for freedom, some say, smoking calms the nerve, enhances productivity, and makes you forget your sorrows then if that is true, the law of reciprocity should also be reciprocal.
An investigative research from University of Zürich, Switzerland, states that a non-smoker, inside a smoking room, accumulates CO2, considering such threats, government policy should forbid smoking in communal places.
Moreover, the abolishment of tobacco could impose economic hardship, leading to loss of revenue and industries in charge of tobacco production could suffer major setbacks, sending millions of employees out of labor.
However, if government understand that good health is important, it should put forward legislation for tackling this growing epidemic. This policy has already been implemented in some part of India, and at the same time prohibit minors, seeking employment in any tobacco industry.
In conclusion, banning people from smoking in communal areas could be a motivating factor, because separate rooms will be created, where smoking will be allowed and would be considered less offensive to non-smoker.