When it comes to the prediction by the Centers for Disease Control that every state will have smoking bans by 2020, I’m 100 percent for it. The health issues are outrageous when it comes to smoking, let alone second-hand smoke.
Most smokers aren’t conscious that their life decision to smoke affects those around them and the environment in which they live. The decision to smoke indoors shouldn’t be questioned in any state.
It’s understandable that most businesses may lose clientele but, in a bold fashion, we are losing our environment.
I’m sure that most U.S. citizens are for building healthy neighborhoods, whether that pertains to obesity or smoking and lung issues. Since smoking bans started in 2000, there has been a decrease in severe health concerns, so to ban smoking from public places to enhance our cities shouldn’t be a huge deal if we all focus on the bigger picture.
I have smokers in my family who have been smoking since their teenage years and, when it comes to them smoking when with me, they respect my decision to keep it away. Health is everything to me because I value my life and those in it. When it comes to endangering others with my personal choices, I refuse to do so because their preferences aren’t necessarily similar to mine.
If we banned smoking in public places, the atmosphere, businesses and the human species would be enhanced and changed for the better.