We need the government to stop wailing around wondering, and start putting into action a ban on smoking in all public places.
I was at Stanstead last week eating breakfast in a non-smoking area before my early flight.
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We discuss if smoking should be further restricted. Should smoking be banned in public spaces? What about in outdoor areas? Check out our poll and find out what is the dominant view among our users. Vote and join the debate! Tobacco is a and one of the main public issues: the World Health Organization claims that tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally. Many governments have introduced . In particular governments have restricted the on public spaces (such as restaurants, work places, sports arenas, etc.). One of the most commented-upon cases is the prohibition of smoking in any indoor public space introduced in 2015. 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. However, legal restrictions on smoking have also raised concerns about . Restrictions to smoking in outdoor areas - such as those introduced in in 2014 - are usually the most controversial of all. 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. It sets a bad example for who may internalize this habit as something normal and may become more prone to become smokers in the future. Moreover smokers tend to throw the cigarette butts to the floor. Conversely those opposing to further restrictions claim that the harm caused by smokers in public spaces is minimal, in particular if compared with the smoke produced by vehicles. Wouldn't it be logical then to ban non-environmental friendly cars in cities? This could be the first of a series of other prohibitions that could make people's lives look similar to those in Orwell's 1984. Are we also going to other habits that may be considered such as chewing gum, in public spaces, shouting or even singing?Next, we list the main advantages and disadvantages of prohibiting smoking in public areas. Think about them, make up your mind, vote in our poll and comment on our discussion forum below. Do you think we should further restrict smoking in public spaces? Is current regulation too enough or too much? Should smoking be illegal?
Then decide whether smoking should be banned in public places.
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On 13 October 2016, the Victorian Parliament passed the Tobacco Amendment Act 2016 (Vic) (‘the Victorian Amendment Act’). The Victorian Amendment Act included new laws banning smoking in all outdoor dining areas where food is provided on a commercial basis (regardless of whether the area has a roof and walls in place, or the total surface area of the walls is more than 75% of the notional wall area).
Smoking Should be Banned in Public Places
I never want to be exposed to tobacco smoke again, yet just walking down the street each day, I am - why should society allow that?
Ban the damn stuff.
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If they want to smoke, that's fine, it's their choice but non smokers should not be obliged to inhale other people's rubbish!
The amazing thing is that smokers really have no idea how much they stink - as a reformed smoker (27 years now - between my wife and myself we have saved the best part of £200,000) I find it quite astonishing that anyone pretends to ENJOY the experience - it is an addiction, pure and simple, as serious as any banned drug...
31/07/2014 · Smoking should be banned in Public Areas
I think that smoking in enclosed public spaces, pubs, restaurants, shops, enclosed stations etc should be banned unless specifically allowed.
that smoking should not be allowed in public ..
The hardest challenge for any smoker is to not have a cigarette with a pint, and banning it will condition smokers so that we become familiar and more confident in a social situation, without the need for a cigarette as a 'prop'.
People should be free to smoke if they wish to.