As for the effects on the personal level, that is up to the user. Everyone is entitled to pursue their happiness without infringing on others. Junk food is harmful to health, but banning it can prove even more difficult. The same can be said for smoking. In the end, the individual is responsible for their own health and of those around them.
Cigarette smoking prevalence among adults (aged 16 and over) in Great Britain has decreased since the early 1970s.[ 1,2 ] The sex gap in cigarette smoking prevalence has narrowed in recent years.[ 1,2 ]
Smoking ban spurs 400,000 people to quit the habit (2008). Mail Online. Retrieved
Businesses should have the right to determine whether or not to allow smoking. Business owners, employees, and patrons can make decisions for themselves and decide whether or not they want to expose themselves to smoky environments. Government-mandated smoking bans do not solve the smoking “problem.” Smoking bans only harm businesses and limit the liberties of tax-paying American citizens.
2 people out of my family died from smoking but lived to 76(grandmom) and 66(father), witch i think is a good age to live. However Father smoked those non filter pall malls and grandma smoked the benson & hedges filtered. I smoke Newport shorts since 1980 and i can still run a 20 mile marathon. Go figure. When the lord is ready for me i will be ready for him.
Total ban would be a good thing, although enforcement is a whole nother story.