Next, we list the main advantages and disadvantages of prohibiting smoking in public areas.
Yes, for instance, there have been bans on cigarette smoking in flights and advertisement on televisions with reduced outlets for smoking to help the public. Cigarette smoking has led to increased health concerns even to the nonsmokers.
Smoking affects the health of the smokers besides controlling the addict’s habits and expenditures.
Public outcry is on the rise regarding due to the impacts of cigarette smoking that encompasses the health of the smoker and the public as well as rising costs of mitigating its effects felt by the public.
Irrespective of such impacts, some states allow smoking of cigarettes in bars and clubs as well as setting smoking zones for the addicted smokers. Do all these laws help in regulating cigarette smoking and its impacts to the public?
Check out our poll and find out what is the dominant view among our users. Tobacco is a legal drug and one of the main public health issues: the World Health Organization claims that tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally. In particular governments have restricted the consumption of tobacco on public spaces (such as restaurants, work places, sports arenas, etc.).
The purpose of restricting smoking is not only to reduce tobacco consumption by smokers but also to protect people from the effects of second-hand smoke.
Should smoking be restricted in parks, beaches, and streets?
On the one side people claim that smokes bothers non-smokers, even if it is outdoors.
Furthermore, children are at greater risks due to increased exposure to secondhand smoke hence they are at higher risk of infant death syndrome, middle ear infection, asthma bronchitis, and pneumonia that make their health poor.
Secondly, the public is financially burdened due to cigarette smoking.