Smoking Should Be Banned in Public Places

Having the most smokers (about 1/3) of the world, China has always been trying to ban smoking in public places. However, the effect is unsatisfactory due to the immaturity of legislation technology, the inexperience of judicial practice, and the lack of cooperation of related measures. On June 1st this year, new round of rules were issued to ban smoking in public places. Unsurprisingly, it caused a big discussion.
As a firm smokeless advocate, my straightforward opinion is YES IT SHOULD. First and foremost, medical studies have shown that tobacco consists of carcinogenic compounds which cause serious harm to a person’s health, not only smokers but also people close by. Cancers of the lungs, mouth, throat and other parts of the body frequently occurred due to inhalation of firsthand and secondhand smoke. Globally, 71% of lung cancer deaths are caused by tobacco use. Secondly, the air pollution is very severe and still getting worse. Tar and carbon dioxide from cigarettes are one the main culprits. Besides, small stubs do great harm to the woods- don’t you see those big fires caused by small butts?
There is a true story of my aunt Jade, who was a heavy smoker since 25 years ago. The most terrible childhood memory of mine is to visit her house because smoke always filled the room and almost choked me to death. Sadly, she passed away from lung cancer last year. When she was lying there, hard to breathe, for the first time I have made my mind to keep away from cigarettes.
In conclusion, the only way to avoid harm to smokers and nonsmokers is carpet smoking ban, if it is not practical, at least in public places.

[ 1 ]. World Economic Forum
[ 2 ]. World Health Organization