RD3-ban cigarettes (GOV)

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The United States Federal Government should ban cigarettes (GOV). Resolution: The United States Federal Government should ban cigarettes. Background: I'm sure people hear all the time about how bad cigarettes are and how they can contribute to a laundry list of health problems including death. But its' something people should be reminded of all the time. It may seem staggering, but someone dies from tobacco every 8 seconds. On top of that, 50,000 people die yearly from second hand smoke alone. But why should this be surprising? Cigarettes already have about 700 chemicals in them alone! 69 of these chemicals are even known to cause cancer! Just to name a few chemicals:benzene, carbon monoxide, arsenic, hydrogen cyanide and polonium 210 (which is a radioactive chemical). This is why we stand firmly resolved that the United States Federal Government should ban cigarettes. Weighing mechanism: We will win this round by showing net benefits. Definitions: Ban- to prohibit by legal means. You might want to define cigarettes. Inherency: Although there have been many efforts to get people to stop smoking, its having a reverse effect. http://www.no-smoking.org/may02/05-31-02-3.html A study commissioned by an anti-smoking foundation says tobacco giant Philip Morris' campaign to discourage teen-agers from smoking is having the opposite effect. "Philip Morris should pull its ads off the air at once," American
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