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7 Ideas To Include In A Narrative Essay About Ban On Smoking

Because it has been such a hotly debated issue, writing a narrative essay about the ban on smoking can be challenging for you as a student. You always want to choose a topic that is original or one that explores a past idea in a different way, but with so much discussion in print, online, on the radio and on television it feels as though everything there is to say about the ban – for or against it – has already been said. So, we have come up with 7 fresh ideas you might want to consider including as part of your discussion in a narrative essay about the ban on smoking:

  1. What do you think about banning smoking in public spaces altogether? This can include anything from parks to restaurant patios to bus stops. Is it fair to push people further away from these public spaces because they’ve made a personal choice?
  2. Do you think smokers are discriminated against? Taking out the potential danger that secondhand smoke has on people who do not smoke, are local, state, and federal government policies targeting a specific group because of their health choices?
  3. Is it fair for smokers to pay high taxes on cigarettes? In all of the United States, smokers have to pay higher taxes than people who purchase alcohol, despite there also being dangers with alcohol (harm to personal health and physical harm to others).
  4. Some countries around the world have been leaders in passing smoking bans in public spaces. However, these countries have specific healthcare reform laws that make smoking a more expensive. Can other countries follow this process to pass their own smoking bans?
  5. What do you think about smoking bans near windows or doors? Do you think 30 foot or less is enough? What about the concerns for smokers who have to move further away from safe spaces because of these bans?
  6. Do you there should be a universal smoking ban in apartment buildings or do private residents have a right to smoke in their own establishment? Consider the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, specifically to children and the elderly who have sensitive lungs?
  7. Should health insurance companies have a right to refuse coverage to people who smoke because of the presumed higher costs they will incur over the course of several years versus people who do not smoke?
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