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Smoking: Make it Illegal

It causes ill effects on you and the rest of the population. Included in this article are my reasons as to why I think smoking should be considered totally illegal.

Smoking should be considered illegal because it kills many people around the world, enough said. The habit can greatly increase your risk of getting many deadly diseases and cancers. However, smoking won’t just be harming you. You will also be harming other people, due to passive smoking. Kicking the habit is very difficult, as the nicotine contained in cigarettes is highly addictive. This dangerous addiction is not only bad for your health but can also become expensive. I will be elaborating some of the major points I have just mentioned as you continue reading.

Smoking can cause a great number of diseases and cancers, for example- heart disease and lung cancer. Doctors say that most disease and cancer related deaths occur because of smoking. These preventable diseases and cancers kill many people around the world. This is my main reason why I think smoking should be illegal around the globe.

Smoking does not only harm yourself, you’re also harming other people. This is called passive smoking; it’s made even worse when it effects children who are still growing. These children will likely become ill or take up the habit themselves, which is a terrible thing to happen when people are trying to reduce the number of smokers.

Smoking is highly addictive; once you start you may find it very difficult to stop. This is what makes smoking deadly; you could keep on smoking while you’re sick because you may not be able to stop. Addiction is also a reason why tobacco companies get rich and thrive, they get their consumers hooked and they make their money. The tobacco companies are the main reason why smoking is very difficult to make illegal.

Even after all these warnings some people still continue to smoke, either they are hooked or they don’t really care. These are my reasons why smoking should be made completely illegal. Now I know what some of you may be thinking, alcohol is bad so why don’t we just make that illegal? Sugar is bad because it makes you obese, let’s make that illegal too. I get your point, but are there any positives in smoking? Please share your opinions in the comments below. 


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  1. Iffat

    On November 28, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    i agree why wasting money on something that kills your life when u can do better

  2. Ombe

    On December 4, 2007 at 9:31 am

    I Agree why would someone kill him self and others when he has the power 2 save him self and others

  3. natasha rai

    On April 8, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    this is absolutely right. smoking is disgusting. it must be banned completely.

  4. Heather

    On May 1, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Whatever, I’ve been a smoker and a quitter so I have seen both sides, and still do not believe that it should only be illegal to smoke in a public place, and every where should have designated smoking areas. Alcohol does the same thing and kills innocent people when a drunk gets in a car and we still have designated drinking areas (bars) but at the same time you can’t crack open a cold one while buying groceries. People should be allowed to kill themselves if they want to, if you ban cigarrettes its just as easy to ban sugar becuase it makes you fat if eaten in excess. Or lets ban cars because some people don’t know how to drive with other people on the road! Or how about I read that if you burn your chicken while grilling then that can also cause cancer, and what if you are over at my house and I burn it and feed it to you? Lets ban eating chicken while we are at it. Anything can cause cancer if you research it long enough, lets just ban everything that makes more sense.

  5. me= mikey

    On May 13, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    smoking is so ewwwww and i need to write a project about it and why it SHOULD be illegal because many ppl die. and natasha is right smoking is gross!!

  6. Andrew

    On May 28, 2008 at 3:29 am

    No, it should NOT be illegal. Yes, it is very harmful to your health. But it’s YOUR choice and YOUR LIFE. Secondhand smoke is an issue, but laws are already being passed to prevent it. If it’s your property or your car, you should be able to smoke..unless there are kids under 18 with you.

    And it’s never going to be made illegal, quit wasting your time with these blogs.


  7. Johny

    On June 3, 2008 at 10:08 am

    thxx broo u should come over some time

  8. Andrew

    On June 3, 2008 at 10:10 am

    airiee fi bayak

  9. poo poo

    On June 17, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Hey smoking pot is alrite tho

  10. boby

    On July 7, 2008 at 5:39 am

    i soo dont know

  11. mary

    On July 7, 2008 at 5:40 am

    it is their choice if they smoke

  12. ginge

    On July 7, 2008 at 5:41 am

    i agree!!!!

  13. TanTan

    On July 8, 2008 at 10:41 am

    I agree. I know they have a choice but when its your little brother that is 13 and smoking, it hurts. I dont get to see him that much and I talk to over myspace and he thinks its the coolest thing, it really upsets me. I had an aunt and uncl died because of smoking and have 1 one aunt thats really sick and most of it is from smoking. I dont know why people want to kill their insides? I go to school with kills that smoke and they had so much heath problems. But whatever if the person wants to kill theirself then let them. I just wish I could talk my little out of it.

  14. blob face

    On July 14, 2008 at 4:20 am

    ur brother is stupid for smoking he should grow up

  15. sarah

    On October 12, 2008 at 1:16 am

    if your gonna send out a blog like that then write about why it should be illegal not what it does to you. after all, it all comes down to the smokers choice. no one is forcing them to smoke. its jsaying that smoking kills many people and people are going through hospital because they have emphasema aren’t reasons why it should be banned. you were stupid to try and write an article on why it should be banned when you were jst stating facts. this article was a dissapointment, sorry.

  16. hey ppl

    On October 23, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    i think smoking should b illegal because its gross my mum smokes and its so fezzy i need to mke a type of debate on this and its real good info thanks for the help and smoking pot is gross to lol xoxoxoxoxxo

  17. astrid

    On February 23, 2009 at 2:42 am

    it should be illegal.
    killing is illegal and smoking kills, so it must be illegal!

  18. Jake

    On February 25, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I agree with Natasha rai :0 i hate smell smoke make even me sick. btw i don’t smoke in my life. It gross make influence people dead that kind stupid idea to make smoke. That suck.


  19. Emily

    On February 26, 2009 at 9:37 am

    I agree with Natasha and smoking is bad health that causes lungs are become black, skin becomes yellow, and smells so awful that smoking should have illegal in the USA.

  20. bob

    On March 17, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    i agree smoking is bad for your health and should be illegal because it hurts others and it can give you cancer and it can hurt the evirement!!!

  21. some one

    On March 17, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    i think it should be illegal to because there is grade 8’s on my bus that smoke in the back and the smell is gross!!!

  22. katy

    On March 23, 2009 at 4:53 am


  23. Hannah

    On March 23, 2009 at 4:54 am

    I think smoking is absulotly discusting, the smell is horrible and you are just wasting your monmey but buying cigaretts.

  24. gsq

    On April 2, 2009 at 9:36 am


  25. s

    On June 16, 2009 at 1:27 pm


  26. michale jackson

    On June 16, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    yo, i love kids

  27. binladden

    On June 16, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    u wil DIE !!!!!! wahaaa

  28. mary jane

    On July 26, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    i watched my beloved grandfather die from lung and throat cancer 2 years ago now my favorite uncle has lung cancer and I cant get my husband of 15 years to stop smoking cigarettes. I dont know how to brake the chain. The only good thing I can say is my 4 children hate the way cigarettes smell and my husband is band from smoking around the houe since we always have all the windows to the house open my kids will all gang up on him.

  29. Patty

    On November 27, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Smoking around others should be considered an assault on their life.

  30. heyhey

    On January 21, 2010 at 11:42 am

    it should so be illegal…. it is not right…. but it is peoples choies if they wont to die.. sorry for saying that but it is true.. my grandma smokes and she is dieing right now and my grandpa alredy die from lung, liver and brian cancer..

  31. ur guide

    On January 15, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I have referenced this article in my article “Smoking is good for health”. Its link is

    I hope you are fine with it. If you want any other of your article to be added into my articles, do inform me.


  32. kalli

    On May 17, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I agree, smoking is indeed very bad for your health, see my article about smoking

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