The Tobacco Industry Benefits the Society

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The Tobacco Industry Benefits the Society In Hang Zhou, a ban on smoking has been put in force since March 1st, 2010. Some supporters even suggest forbidding producing cigarettes. However, others find significance and benefits of the tobacco industry. People who support to restrict the industry use hazards of smoking as a powerful argument. Much research indicates that most of serious health problems are associated with smoking, such as coronary heart disease and lung cancer. An estimated four-hundred-forty-thousand Americans die of smoking-related diseases every year (Cynthia, 2004)[1]. Supporters believe that forbidding tobacco industry can prevent and tackle the health problem from the source. Although the evidence proves the harm of smoking, it is not enough to sentence the tobacco industry to death. In fact, tobacco industry may provide a win-win solution. Using new technology, it can find a balance between health and the pleasure of smoking. The industry minimizes the damage by decreasing the nicotine content. At the same time, smokers will not feel nervous or offended. Because of the industry, the market becomes more regular. The industry, like a manager, leads the market to be healthier. For example, it uses advertisements of the cigarette boxes to warn people. The tobacco industry also brings economic benefit. High tax of cigarette contributes to the social benefits. People may have more money to improve public service, to optimize industrial structure, and to perfect the social security system. Official statistics show that the tax on tobacco industry is accounted for about 240 billion Yuan ($31.4 billion) in 2005, ten percent of total State revenues (Shan Juan, 2007)[2]. Furthermore, the industry provides more jobs, especially those position about agriculture. If the government stops the whole industry, employees of the tobacco…...

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