Although many people consider that it is forbidden to smoke in public, there are lots of smokers, who ignore this rule. It is not cultural, and, of course, it is harmful for people who don’t smoke, but also are near smokers. But there are also lots of reasons which support the smoking in public. By the way, smokers add the finance in economy; thanks to this many jobs and companies are supported, people are employed and the business develops. That is why smokers possess the right to smoke in public. Earlier there were many bans on public smoking, which are being passed now. Even the First Amendment rights are taken away by lot of residents of United States of America. In the past the health officials controlled the public smoking better than it is now. It was forbidden for smokers to smoke in busses, public places, trains and government buildings. Also the tobacco shops were closed and citizens were forced to stop smoking by several types and social projects and activities. But what do we have now?
Nowadays, it is a controversial issue for many schools, universities, offices and companies, because public smoking seems to be the real problem. Many specialists and ordinary people argue that underage smoking is increased due to allowing of public smoking. Also, unfortunately, lots of stores allow underage customers to purchase the cigarettes. When the law was provided which forbids this activity, teenagers easily find the way how they can buy needed tobacco items. While the enforcement is not flexible, teenagers have no difficulties in purchasing. In most cases kids get the cigarette from the older people who don’t reject to but it for them. However, modern consequences which concern the enforcement can reduce the rate of underage smoking. In this way smoking adult will not purchase and give the cigarettes to teenagers, keeping them from the opportunity to obtain harmful cigarettes.
In addition, smoking people are beneficial for the economy, because they support the national economy with over $6 billion each year. And when people will not be allowed to smoke in public places, most of them will stop to smoke at all. But this will influence negatively on the economic aspects. Such decrease will diminish the tobacco profits, and the tobacco companies will force to downsize. In this way lots of people will leave out of work. Providing laws for non-smoking in public places will be extremely expensive for the owners of business.
Although many people consider that it is forbidden to smoke in public, there are lots of smokers, who ignore this rule. It is not cultural, and, of course, it is harmful for people who don’t smoke, but also are near smokers. But there are also lots of reasons which support the smoking in public.