Cigarettes should be banned in New Zealand
Second hand smoke is disgusting and not only makes everything smell bad it's extremely bad for everyone who has to inhale it. It frequently causes severe asthma attacks and ear infections and has a higher impact on infants and younger children. Around 443000 people die from smoking a year and 53800 people die from second hand smoke. These are outrageous numbers, do we really want more people to die like this in the future? We could save so many lives just by limiting smoking areas and times you can smoke, or even stopping smoking altogether. Also, second hand smoke is often the cause for sudden infant death. It also can cause the same effects as those that are actually smoking such as coronary heart disease, lung cancer, eye and nasal irritation, acute stroke and nasal sinus cancer. Friends and family members have to suffer with deaths and losses like this just because someone decides that smoking is more important than a life or family. Smoking also makes the streets a more undesired place to walk around. It may not seem like the case, but second hand smoke contains approximately 4000 chemicals and 50 carcinogenic agents. Smoke emitted from cigarettes is said to create 10 times more pollution than a diesel car exhaust. This is extremely dangerous to have lingering in our atmosphere and is part of the reason we are being faced with global warming at the moment. I think smoking needs to stop, we can't have this many deaths each year, we can't have our earth taken over by pollution, we can't just stand by and do nothing.