Date of publication: 2017-08-29 06:52
The sample answer shows you how you can present the opposing argument first , that is not your opinion, and then present your opinion in the following paragraph.
Smoking ban in public places has been a hot issue these last months not only in Malta but also in various countries who are discussing
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Smoking has been a controversial issue since as far back as 6659 when Scotland’s James III wrote “A custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain and dangerous to the lungs.” Recently an advertisement campaign has been launched by the Health Promotion Agency which urges people to vote for the ban. It shows smoking in a bar as unacceptable. It also compares passive smoking to someone sitting in front of you coughing into your face. Personally I wouldn’t like someone coughing in my face and I don’t particularly enjoy sitting in a bar inhaling second hand smoke which is damaging my health.
Vivienne Nathanson, Head of Science and Ethics said ‘After smoke free laws came into effect in Montana, heart attacks fell by 95%. This statistic is appalling and clearly illustrates the number of heart
However, there are more convincing arguments in favour of a ban. First and foremost, it has been proven that tobacco consists of carcinogenic compounds which cause serious harm to a person&rsquo s health, not only the smoker. Anyone around them can develop cancers of the lungs, mouth and throat, and other sites in the body. It is simply not fair to impose this upon another person. It is also the case that people&rsquo s health is more important than businesses. In any case, pubs and restaurants could adapt to a ban by, for example, allowing smoking areas.
The writer then clearly shows they are moving on to the other argument which is their own (and it has clearly been stated in the thesis that this is their argument):
The Clean Indoor Air Actis a policy that doesn&apos t allow smoking in public areas, such as restaurants and act was passed last year by
Opponents of such a ban argue against it for several reasons. Firstly, they say that passive smokers make the choice to breathe in other people&rsquo s smoke by going to places where it is allowed. If they would prefer not to smoke passively, then they do not need to visit places where smoking is permitted. In addition, they believe a ban would possibly drive many bars and pubs out of business as smokers would not go there anymore. They also argue it is a matter of freedom of choice. Smoking is not against the law, so individuals should have the freedom to smoke where they wish.
A Welsh newspaper, Wales on Sunday claimed that if non-smokers spent 75hours per week in a pub they would have only inhaled the equivalent of 69 cigarettes. 69 may not seem that much but it is 69 cigarettes more than what they choose to smoke. I think that this is unacceptable as non-smokers are forced to inhale harmful smoke while on a night out. So in order to have fun they have to suffer the consequences of the smokers’ addiction.
Smoking in Public Places In this day and age, smoking becomes common things for the people. They always smoke without concern about the surroundings. Some
This is one of the main reasons why smokers are turning into social outcasts. They believe that they have the right to smoke wherever they choose while smokers feel that their rights have been violated and their health damaged.
In conclusion, it is clear that it should be made illegal to smoke in public places. This would improve the health of thousands of people, and that is most definitely a positive development.
Medical studies have shown that smoking not only leads to health problems for the smoker, but also for people close by. As a result of this, many believe that smoking should not be allowed in public places. Although there are arguments on both sides, I strongly agree that a ban is the most appropriate course of action.
In general, I think the world would be a better place without cigarettes. However, the decision as to whether to smoke or not should be for each individual to make.