Some people believe that smoking cigarettes should be banned. On the other hand, there are those who disagree with this measure. Do you agree or disagree with the banning of cigarettes?

Although
the use of
tobacco
is thought to be detrimental and should be prohibited for public health, other people think it is a matter of personal choice which we should respect. I think that a smoking ban brings about more problems in preventing people from exercising their right to free will, and there are other alternatives to discourage smoking without governmental intervention.
First
of all, one problem when the
government
prohibits
cigarettes
is that it potentially exposes the
government
to too much power on personal matters. If a smoking ban is announced by the
government
, we can certainly expect that the
government
will soon start to decide on all other major choices in life,
for example
, the use of medicine, the partner we choose to marry, and the number of children that a family decides to raise. Never should will we desire an authoritative, controlling
government
like
this
.
Therefore
, not only is it crucial for governments to protect people’s free will, but it
also
grants individuals the option to choose their own path.
Secondly
, there are other countermeasures to be taken in order to discourage the misuse of
tobacco
.
For instance
, non-profit organizations, whose visions are to promote healthy lifestyles, might run public campaigns to advocate the potential harm caused by
cigarettes
.
On the other hand
, experts in the
tobacco
industry may continue their research and development on electronic
cigarettes
, which serves as a substitute for real
tobacco
with much less damage to the physical condition of smokers. The more of a “joint effort” that society puts in together to discourage smoking, the better our well-being. In conclusion, a call for a smoking ban is not necessary at all, as it may lead to the exploitation of governmental power. We should let people choose what they want to do with
cigarettes
, while society might provide assistance to those who want to get rid of harmful habits.
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