Smoking in Colleges
In contemporary world, the human society is progressing rapidly on various fronts. Yet at the same time, many problems have arisen, one of which is whether students can smoke on campus. This issue has drawn widespread attention. Some people assert that smoking is individual right so that they can smoke on campus while many others argue that smoking on campus is not only related to their own health issue but also influence other non-smokers and environment. Smoking should not be permitted on college campuses because it harms our health, causes a financial issues and causes pollution. Although smoking cause relaxing for smokers , it has several effects on our health and body. As we all know, every year we can know that a large amount of people die from diseases caused by smoking cigarettes. Such as lung cancers, heart diseases, early aging and stroke. As mentioned above that smoking causes diseases including asthma attacks. Agencies and institutions demonstrated that asthma attacks is common among smokers and individuals Indeed that asthma is prevalent and common among them.
Since the tobacco plant was discovered in 1600, the world complains of the negative effects of tobacco, such as addiction and asthma attacks, which destroys the lives of individuals, even though the people still taking this plant “tobacco”. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2004) and the American Lung Association (2004) believes that cigarette smoke triggers asthma attacks in some individuals”. (Johnston Polacek and Janet L. Atkins, Georgia, Spring 2008, page 37). According to an article in International Journal of Consumer Studies, studies shows that students smokers face Passive implications on their health until before age of majority. (Sharon A. DeVaney, page 388). In future, the smoking will decrease because increased of the awareness among Colleges students. Conversely, smoking causes financial issues of the Smoker. By making the smoker’s empty purse.
For instance, When Smoker allocated amount of money every month from his salary, this means that smoker will lose a lot of money during the month to buy tobacco. In addition, smoking causes huge losses to the country’s economy. Whereas win tobacco production companies from selling cigarettes, but that the country is losing millions at the same time. In fact, Government is losing millions of victims of tobacco, Instead of spending these millions on government development projects, human or even educational. It spends these millions to treat who suffers from diseases as a result of tobacco use. As well as, that the American society face an economic losses of $ 53.9 million, consequently face of passive smoking.( Johnston Polacek and Janet L. Atkins, Georgia, spring 2008, page 37). Furthermore, smoking causes pollutions. One of the most important pollution is “ Secondhand smoke”. A secondhand smoke is very harmful to nonsmokers, the secondhand smoke is essentially worse because it is the smoke that can cause a long term illness or death. Moreover, a cigarette can easily cause fires, whether outside of facilities, on foliage, or in the living quarters. The butts can simply make the campus appearance highly unattractive. Things like environmental health and sensitivity to smoke should be taken into consideration around the campus. As well as, it causes an air pollution and trash. The researches showed that high levels of carbon monoxide in bars and restaurants associated with the number of smokers instead of cars. (Kari Jo Harris, 2009, page 121).
That makes the town appearance is not attractive, in spite of the appearance of an ideal town. In contrast, that the question is What about cigarette smokers who don’t like when other people puff in their faces? The point is not to punish smokers; it’s to reduce air pollution. That similarly if students want to be unhealthy, that is their prerogative — just like eating ice cream, never exercising, or locking themselves in the library all day and never seeing sunlight. What is not their prerogative is smoking next to other students and forcing them to be unhealthy, too. In conclusion, we can easily see from these few examples of the extent of smoking influence on our health, our financial issues, and our environment.
Smoking should be banned in colleges. It is bad for the student’s health, and not just the ones smoking. Being exposed to smoke is even more harmful to those who are not smoking because they are a victim of a secondhand smoke. In the end, students who suffer from addiction smoking, they are facing financial problems. Nevertheless, the question here, are colleges will put a strict laws to ban smoking on campus?