TOEFL Essay Topic 154 - In some countries, people are no longer allowed to smoke in many public places and office buildings. Do you think this is a good rule or a bad rule? Use specific reasons and details to support your position.
It is indeed true that smoking is restricted nowadays in many public areas and office buildings. This is done because
It is indeed true that smoking is restricted nowadays in many public areas and office buildings. This is done because smoking is damaging for the person that willingly smokes but it is also very bad for passive smokers who unwillingly inhale the smoke. This is way people should be free to smoke if they want but this should be done not on behalf of other people.
In my country Greece, the rate of people who smokes is very high. Recently the government has passed a law in the parliament which restricts smoking in many public areas and office buildings as well. This has caused a lot of frustration among smokers who are a relatively big proportion of the population. On the other hand non-smokers feel that at last they have the right to live a good healthy life without cancer problems.
In my opinion restricting smoking in public places is a good practice for reducing smoking in general. People cannot avoid public places therefore smokers will have to reduce their bad habit not being able to do otherwise. This means that the new law is good not only for non-smokers who will no longer have to put up with those who smoke but it is also a way of reducing smoking to those who did smoke before in public places.
I therefore believe that since smoking is known that can cause very serious health damage such as lung cancer which leads to slow and painful death, it is a good practice to no longer allow people to smoke in public places and office buildings. On the other hand I feel that since smoking in general is not against the law, smokers do have some rights that we should take into account. What I mean by this is that there should be restricted areas for example in restaurants where smokers can enjoy their unhealthy habit without bothering other people.
As a conclusion I would like to say that it would be best for all if smoking was not unhealthy, but since this is just impossible we should at least protect those who unwillingly suffer the results of smoking without even â€œenjoyingâ€ the cause.
Under the same topic
I prefer to take a slow life in a slower place,because I live in country side and I do not like living noisy place that is like a big city. I have two reason why I would llike to take my time and live life at a slower pace. First reason, I said that I […]
In today’s era, the pace of life has increase exponentially and time has become a true commodity. The practicality of
In today’s era, the pace of life has increase exponentially and time has become a true commodity. The practicality of having to experience something to accept would defeat the old adage of â€˜learn from others mistakes.’ We want quick reasoning for all our queries. We all have learnt a lot of theory in our school […]
This is a controversial issue about whether people like hand-made items or machine-made goods. The answer of this statement depends on personal experience, life style and emotional concern. There are some people who think hand-made is better, but others prefer to machine-made items. If I were faced with this question, I would probably follow the […]