Cigarettes should be banned worldwide

February 26, 2016, 4:25 am

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The debate "Cigarettes should be banned worldwide" was started by NaggingNut on February 26, 2016, 4:25 am. 20 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 15 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

NaggingNut posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
RyanWakefield posted 2 arguments, PoliticsAsUsual posted 3 arguments, Freyja posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

NaggingNut, healthywhealthy, fadi, ReadyToBegin, confident, Voidiq, Jovy, Sally, Cato, ProudAmerican888, BlueMouse, Zuhayr and 8 visitors agree.
PoliticsAsUsual, xaveragexjoesx, shenanigans, RyanWakefield, Burnin, desider, NerdTagz, Freyja, cancer_wins and 6 visitors disagree.

Adults who understand the consequences should have the right to smoke themselves into a hospital bed if they please.

3 years, 8 months ago

If a person's wishes to ruin his life no one can help me even if u ban cigarette he will definitely find something alternative to it

3 years, 8 months ago
PoliticsAsUsual
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do you mean wasting their life health wise or contribution wise?

3 years, 8 months ago

People wasting their life is bad for the economy

3 years, 8 months ago

I say let's legalise all the drugs and sell them so the people who want to waste their life do it but by improving economy of a country

3 years, 8 months ago
PoliticsAsUsual
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Some do argue that, I'm unsure if the cost/benefit is so easy to weight for drugs like heroin, cocaine, and meth.

3 years, 8 months ago

then let's legalize all drugs, let people kill themselves on addictions legally.

3 years, 8 months ago
RyanWakefield
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I wonder whether what you say is just a joke, or you're genuinely a bigoted idiot

3 years, 8 months ago

I will make my argument with a marijuana analogy.

If we legalize marijuana, the by far most common illegal substance, there will not be enough demand to support the large number of drug dealers currently in business. Less demand means less supply, means fewer and farther apart dealers needed to carry the supply, = less crime.

adding another substance, especially one used even more than marijuana, and one that is more addictive to marijuana, means more illegal demand, more drug dealers, and more crime.

Also, any area that is effectively enforcing ID checking makes legal substances extremely difficult for children to aquire. Drug dealers not only don't check for ID, but can also advertise their much harder drugs to those coming to them for a simple cigarette, thus it is not the drug that creates the gateway to harder drugs, but the illicit economy one has to go through to get the initially lighter drug.

3 years, 8 months ago

so why will cigarettes be any better?

3 years, 8 months ago

the us goverment tried to ban alchol once. it was almost as big a fail as obamacare, maybe even worse.

3 years, 8 months ago

If cigarettes are banned, it will certainly help a lot of people quit smoking by making it less available.

As for the rise in black market. There's a black market for everything. Just adding one more product in it's large array of banned items should not have a huge impact on the crime rate. Though it will certainly improve the health and lives of countless people. So tell me what matters more?

3 years, 8 months ago

we must execute smokers

3 years, 8 months ago

yea. if the government takes away something that most people love to do, then crimes arise.

3 years, 8 months ago

that would just create dodgy backstreet dealers

3 years, 8 months ago
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