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Cigarettes are a huge part of many people’s lives and a familiar sight in today’s world. The Mayan civilisation chewed tobacco leaves and smoked, but they also mixed the tobacco leaves with other plants and herbs to make medicines. Columbus was probably the first European to see tobacco leaves and the first one to introduce tax on tobacco was King James I of England. 

Even though tobacco was very much enjoyed in the ancient world, the first health warnings began in the 1950s. Today, the tobacco industry receives negative publicity and the people are informed about the addictive and deadly effects of smoking. In spite of all the warnings, a good cigarette is enjoyed by many around the world.

What do you believe, should Smoking be banned permanently?

I never had a problem with smoking being banned in restaurants, around hospitals or banned inside buildings. But I find it ridiculous people want to ban it permanently and tell me how to live my life. I smoke 1/2 a pack a day, of course outside my house because of 2nd hand smoke. Talk about pollution from cigarettes, how about we ban cars or power plants while were at it. I pay for my own healthcare, my life insurance, and I fund quite a bit of other thing with the taxes I pay, especially on the cigarettes tax I pay! Its my own business that I smoke, I don't tell others what to do, that they shouldn't drink or smoke weed where its legal. That's a great world, lets legalize weed, but ban cigarettes.

I don't enjoy the smell of smoking at all. Its really bad for your health and can cause so many complications.

Smoking is a bad habit and its harmful especially for the chain smokers. This may cause of early death as it affect our inside part of body.

Smoking should be banned permanently. I just hate the smell of it, I can identify from a long distance. I am very much allergic to it.

I am so glad that I never started smoking. I tried it as a kid as most do, but I didn't like it. I know it is so hard to quit for those who smoke, and I feel bad for people trying to quit.

i smoked cigarettes for 8 years and was hopefully addicted i went threw ashtrays and smoked anything i could get and now ive been a non smoker for about a year and a half

Congratulations on quitting you have done the best thing you could do to save your own life not to mention all the money you are probably saving.

After my grandma died of cancer thanks to smoking I am against it. My older brother smokes now and it worries me.

I don't blame you. My mother in law died from complications from lung cancer surgery, and even if she had lived through the surgery she probably only had 6 months after that. My brother in law still smokes like crazy even though his heart valves are severely damaged, but he is just so addicted he can not quit. He worries me.

Smoking is too bad for we human but when people addicted to it, they can't stay away from it. Smoking is an addiction and bad for health. I don't like Smoking.

Indeed, smoking is really a big part to every people especially to those who really smoke. But let us all remember, there is also negative effect that it can cause bad health to our body. So let us stop and quit smoking.

I do not understand the reason why people smoke. From experience, it is not worth it and it ends up destroying your body. I have family and friends that smoke and I really wish they wouldn't.

Smoking is awful I had someone the other day when I was sitting on a bench they were smoking next to me it was disgusting.

I have never, ever smoked in my entire life. I just never had an interest in doing so. I know it can be really hard to quit once you start.

Despite the adverse effects of smoking the governments of the world continue to leave such industry unrestricted and unprohibited. Thousands are dying each year from various cancers and health effects caused by smoking but this gigantic industry bottom line goal is to make money at the expense of human lives.

Even though I know that I need to quit smoking and I will before it is too late, hopefully. I wish you could still smoke in public places,especially restaurants and bars.

I am glad you can not smoke in public places, those of us who do not like smoke would not like to smell it, or sit near someone in a restaurant blowing smoke near our food, or by us.

i'm also glad that smoking is banded from public settings i quit smoking cigarettes a year and a half ago

It's good it's banned from bars, restaurants, etc. But I find it ridiculous people want to ban it outside, or ban it permanently. I smoke 1/2 a pack a day, outside my home. I pay for my own healthcare, life insurance, and I fund quite a bit of other thing with the taxes I pay, especially on the cigarettes I buy! Its my own business that I smoke, I don't tell others what to d, or how to live.

d to quit the Newport 100s and at least go backto my e-cig. I had got to where I would buy the flavored vapor without any nicotine in it. I want to do this again.

Smoking is bad affect in my causes in a canser is my health.please don,t this smoking.and nice this life to enjoy.

I believe I read somewhere that people with depression are more likely to smoke because it helps them deal with anxiety. I kind of understand that. It's a terrible habit and I know I'm setting a bad example.

I smoke and really wish I didn't. I know it is a filthy, bad habit that I will try to quit here one day soon. I don't need anyone to tell me how bad it is, I know. I have seen first hand what it does to damage people's health and it costs a fortune just to kill yourself doing it! I think all smokers wish they never started!

I really do not understand why young people take smoking up. I'm sorry but there is so much information out there. You know better.

Is there anything good that comes from smoking. I guess there is something good because it is not banned everywhere.

I don't think smoking should be banned because it is personal choice, but I do think it should be taxed heavily to discourage people from starting smoking.
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