Essay about Smoking Ban in England

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Robin McKie believes that smoking is not only harmful to the individual person, but to the society as a whole. His main arguments are quotes and data from medical reports that suggest smoking can cause heart attacks, several forms of cancer, breathing difficulties and a generally more feeble health.
Though the situation for the smokers and those in their proximity seems quite dire, there are precautions capable of remedying the problems caused by smoking. For example; Mandatory indoor smoking restrictions seem to be quite effective in this regard. A medical rapport from Helena, a city in the U.S. state of Montana, claimed that a six month smoking ban decreased the rate of heart attacks by approximately forty per cent. And then there are
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That it is a limitation of the freedom of the individual to act as he or she wants to. Ultimately, Wilson`s conclusion is that in the wake of this event, the literature of England will suffer or even end, because of the smoking ban. Now the authors can no longer have a gathering at a public place and talk things over while having themselves a smoke and thus they can no longer inspire each other. One wonders whether Wilson is being sarcastic or serious, but I cannot find anything suggesting the presence of sarcasm.

Simon Jenkins is not a smoker himself and actually thinks that smokers are annoying. Yet, he believes smokers are not that much of a problem, since they can be avoided. Jenkins also states that while smoking may be annoying (and dangerous!) there are so many other irritating things in life such as rude teenagers, polluting traffic and indecent parents, but they will not be greeted with a law against them.
The government is also paradoxical because it strives to vacuum clean the country for drugs, yet its own prisons are filled with it. And the alcohol industry has also been aided with a new set of rules that makes it easier to distribute, despite of alcohol already being a serious issue in today’s modern society. And yet the government is putting restrictions on harmless things such as public gatherings.
Jenkins also sees a problem in the state desiring to control the people like that. Because will the state stop

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