Banning Tobacco Sales

Ke'ale

My controversial issue

My issue is banning tobacco. Obviously tobacco is bad for you whether its smoked or any other form of it. Some companies make billions a year off of just selling it.

My position

I honestly have no idea why its not band already, 5.8 million people smoke in america and tobacco kills 1 in 3 people that use that means 1.9 million people will die from it and that's just in america.

Support for my position

    Robert N Proctor says "Apart from reducing human suffering, abolishing the sale of cigarettes would result in savings in the realm of healthcare costs, increased labor productivity, lessened harms from fires, reduced consumption of scarce physical resources, and a smaller global carbon footprint" and " The primary reason for abolition, however, is that smokers themselves dislike the fact they smoke"

    Against this subject

    I couldn't find an article that's not against banning tobacco but if i was someone who did want to keep tobacco this is what i would probably say say "My company makes billions of dollars a year off of tobacco sales, if they ban tobacco half the money that my company makes is just going down the drain." and "Also if we ban tobacco sales the black market could could increase tremendously."

    Summary

    I can tell that there are a lot of pros and cons about banning tobacco like expansion of the black market or loosing billions of dollar, both sides are a good argument.

    What I found interesting

    When I was on Google there were almost no articles really related half were about the navy banning tobacco the other half was about CVS banning tobacco. Another thing that surprised me was how many reasons to ban tobacco there were in the article that supported my position.

    My position after reading the article

    Because the only article I could find was supporting my position it just gave me more reasons to want tobacco to be banned. But the the information I put in the article against my position were facts.