Medicine 13

TOPIC

Banning smoking in public places

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 Smoking in public places should be banned except in designated areas. Smokers should be allowed to enjoy smoking only when and where it does not bother anybody. Banning smoking in public places has a lot of merits.
 Firstly, it encourages smokers to care about non-smokers. Some smokers have very bad manners about smoking. But banning smoking in public places urges them to improve their manners.
 Secondly, it helps smokers to stop smoking. The anti-smoking movement encourages some smokers to stop smoking and it is good for their health.
 Thirdly, it is good for the environment because some smokers drop cigarette butts on the street. It is an environmental hazard. However banning smoking in public places leads them to stop dropping cigarette butts.
 Finally and most importantly, it keeps non-smokers from passive smoking. Passive smoking is proved to be a serious health risk for people. A British study has showed that second hand smoking increases the risk of heart disease among non-smokers by as much as 60%. Some another research has showed that passive smoking increases the risk of lung cancer by 25%. Therefore non-smokers should be protected from passive smoking by banning smoking in public places.
 As I mentioned, Smoking in public places should be banned.

メモ

公共の場での喫煙禁止です。
このトピックは、喫煙者の方たちのマナーと非喫煙者の方たちへの影響、それと同時にまた喫煙者の方たちの権利などが論点ですね。
私は、タバコを吸わないので、公共の場での喫煙禁止に賛成の意見を書いたのですが、喫煙者の方たちの権利も保護されるべきですよね。