Smoking Ban in New York.

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I remember that when I was child, I saw one public service announcement on the television that was performed by the actor from "The King and I". In an announcement, he said, "If I had not smoked cigarettes, I would not have to tell you smoking was hazardous to the health". An announcement was played after he had died in lung cancer, which was caused by smoking. This announcement made deep impressions that cigarette was harmful to our health. However, how many people agree this? Everyday, we hear much news about the people who die from the cancer, which is caused by smoking or passive smoke. It is obvious that smoking not only affects the health of smokers, but also harms other people who are not smoking. So, many people think policy makers should ban the smoking in public place.

One politician that took the cause seriously was the Mayor of New York.

New York's mayor was avidly anti-smoking and, since taking office, had waged a concerted campaign against cigarettes. New York's new mayor is avidly anti-smoking and, since taking office, has waged a concerted campaign against cigarettes. He dramatically raised taxes on cigarettes. The mayor also called for smoking to be banned in every bar and restaurant in the city. The ban would affect about 13,000 bars and restaurants. However, this issue always provides a lot of controversy. Some people say "Yes", some people say "No". Now, we are going to examine what opinion the people have in this issue. Although smoking is a proven killer, Americans waste hundreds of dollars each year on tobacco products. Other drugs that are harmful, such as crack or marijuana, are illegal in the United States. However, the use of cigarettes, which kills...