Recently, I’ve done a roughly 2,000 words research paper to fulfill my final exam on the subject Academic English. I picked a topic about the enforcement of smoking ban in Indonesia. The objective of this essay is not to ban smoking completely, but to ban the smoking practice in certain areas which are public places.
Why I choose this topic? Because, I find it disturbing to inhale the tobacco smoke emitted by the smokers in a lot of public places. I can barely enjoy my food in a foodcourt, I have to hold by breath while walking in a certain area, etc. Smoking in Indonesia is a sort of trend. Since this practice is harmful to other people, I think government should make an act to ban smoking (this time, truly ban the smoking in public places!).
The argument behind the smoking ban in public is because smoke has been proven to not only damage the active smokers, but also the passive smokers (public health). Tobacco smoke is also found to be disturbing to some people (public welfare), and is a major cause of fire (public safety). Smoking also impacts the environment in form of air and water polluting, and needs to be ban to suppress the spreading of the unhealthy habit through social interaction. Smoking ban is also needed to ensure the safety of our young generation. Most of them are not mature enough to think rationally yet, thus they have to be protected by the government until they are mature enough to decide to smoke or not.
If you’re not a smoking ban supporter, also feel free to give comments why the smoking ban should not be implemented.
Hope this essay will help any of you in many ways. Happy reading.