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Smoking IN public places

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             For a long time now many people have different views about smoking in
             public places. Smokers feel it is their right to smoke where and when they
             want. On the other hand non-smokers feel smokers violate their rights and
             endanger there life. Smoking causes heart disease, lung cancer and other
             serious illnesses. Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of lung
             cancer. A substantial number of lung cancers that occur in non-smokers can
             be attributed to involuntary smoking. There are some parts in the United
             States where you can smoke in public places, on the other hand in New York
             there are designated areas. While some people feel that smoking in public
             places should remain since it is their right, smoking in public places
             should be banned because second-hand smoke will endanger non-smokers health and it pollutes the enviroment
             Smokers feel they have had the right to smoke in a public place for so
             long that it should not be taken away. Resturants and businesses should be
             allowed to set their own smoking rules, based on demands of the customers.
             Also business may decrease if they do not allow smokers the right to smoke,
             ecspecially bars and restaurants. The work place is another problem for
             smokers, now they have to go outside even in the winter to have a
             cigarette, even though they used to be able to smoke inside. A strong
             supporter on smokers rights is Democratic Assemblyman Dick Floyd, who
             wanted to vote for a controversial smokers right bill. He feels it is not a
             smoking bill, it merely protects the people who use legal substances such
             as tobacco and alcohol in their homes from job discrimination.
             However, smoking in public places is a danger to non-smokers health
             for the reason of passive or second-hand smoke. The public does not realize
             the significant hazards of passive smoking. A U.S enviromental protection
             agency stated second-hand smoke is th...

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