If you have enough power, will you place a ban on smoking in your country?

@getitok (279)
China
July 3, 2009 1:30am CST
Smoking is harmful to both the smoker and the surrounding people. Nearly everyone agree. But still many people smoke and some of them become addicted to smoking. I don't hate somkers, I hate the tobacco companies. Now many countries have placed bans on cigarette advertising. But many tobacco companies still advertise their logo on TV, Post,etc. I think such a ban is no use. If I have enough power, I'd like to place a ban on smoking, I will weed out all kinds of tobacco companies. If there's no tobacco in the world, it will be better.The most lousy saying is that "look, how much taxes we(tobacco companies)have paid to our country". Do you hate the tobacco companies, and will you ban on smoking if you have enough power?
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4 responses
@just4you0 (422)
• India
8 Jul 09
I think putting ban on anything cant stop it, so we should check the root cause of it. If i get the power then i will obviously dont ban it completely but i will ban smoking at public places like schools,hospitals,etc. I will see that what are the reason that people start smoking as no one do it from birth and its not a genetic disorder. Our environment make it so. I will spread awareness among people about its harmful effects.
@getitok (279)
• China
14 Jul 09
Yes, you are right, "our environment make it so". The difference between you and me is that you want to make gradual change while I want to make radical change. In this case your policy is more likely to succeed. This why I emphasize on "have enough power".
@devref (240)
4 Jul 09
here we go another person trying to tell others what they should do as regards smoking.well am sorry i have been a smoker for over 40yrs all my family have smoked their whole lives and not one of us have had so called smokers diseases.i for one am still very active and run around every weekend refereing at least two games of football(not to be confused with the american version)why even today in the close season i am out to do a tournament from 9am - 6pm so i am probably the exception to the rule.at the end of the day its down to individual choice and the last thing any of us need is someone moaning about the pros and cons of smoking there are far worse things going on in the world that need sorting than a persons RIGHT to choose if they smoke or not
• India
4 Jul 09
ya, i know the effect due to the smoking. due to the smoking, only happiness is only we got, but so much of the effect are cause due to the smoking. some of them are lung and the respiratory system: The most dreaded lung cancer, feeling out of breath, colds and flu, pneumonia, asthma, cough and sputum, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis and emphysema, phew... are all smoking effects which will more or less make your life hell. Heart Two immediate smoking effects on heart and circulation are an increase in your heartbeat rate and a sharp rise in blood pressure. Long term smoking effects are increase in the blood cholesterol and fibrinogen levels and increase in chances of having a heart attack. Smoking effects on your heart leads to coronary heart disease, aneurysm, peripheral vascular disease, stroke etc. Digestive System Smoking effects are heartburn, peptic ulcers, Crohn's disease, gallstones and stomach cancer. so definitely if have power, i will definitely ban smoking, its sure
• United States
4 Jul 09
Yes i would ban smoking
@getitok (279)
• China
7 Jul 09
Thanks for your support.