IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 319 - Smoking should be permitted in places where people gather to eat or drink

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Some people say that smoking should be permitted in places where people gather to eat or drink. Others find the smell of smoke unpleasant and fear it is bad for everybody’s health.

What is your opinion on that?

Give reasons for your answer.

You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer:
Today, there is a huge debate about freedom of smoking in the public areas. Although some people believe that smokers should be allowed to smoke in open areas, I personally disagree with it because I think this habit can have more obvious side effects on citizens’ health. It can increase the risk of cancer, asthma and sudden death of newborns.

One obvious risk of smoking is cancer. Passive smokers, who inhale the smoke of cigarette of smokers, usually endanger their health even more than the smokers, based on the studies implemented by American Cancer Institute. Their lungs intake more smoke chemicals, and smoking dust is extremely harmful to these people’s lungs. Another dangerous effect is a sudden death of newborns. Paediatrics have proven that those mothers, who have been more exposed to the smoke, their infants are usually more considerably vulnerable to congenital disorders, and ultimately the rate of mortality can be increased. Breathing over thousands of perilous materials in each puff of smoke can notably raise the risk of abortion in passive pregnant smokers.

Lastly, it can be far risky to asthmatic people. This group usually have a worse irritative respiratory system than the normal humans, and their lung are inflamed by any dust particles, including smoke dust; therefore, even by breathing one minute of smoke in the public, their health will be jeopardised far dramatically.

In conclusion, second-hand smoking is very risky to all humans, especially those having respiratory diseases. I personally believe that this habit not only can increase the risk of malignancy, but asthmatic attacks and infant mortality will become more highly dangerous. If I was a governor, I would consider more restrictions to smokers visiting public locations.

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+3 # Kavery 2016-02-24 10:04
IELTS Essay: Some people say that smoking should be permitted in places where people gather to eat or drink. Others find the smell of smoke unpleasant and fear it is bad for everybody’s health.

What is your opinion on that?

Answer:
Smoking is already prohibited in public places in many countries. There are great arguments and counter arguments about acceptance of smoking in public places, especially in dining places. Smokers fight to get the permission of smoking in areas like restaurants, however, I am completely against this believe that smoking should be banned in all public places including restaurants.

Obviously, smoking is injurious to health and it not only destroys one's health but also harms passive smokers. Research supports that passive smoking is more dangerous than active smoking in many cases including for pregnant women. Children and elder people are more vulnerable to this passive smoking and letting people smoke in public places is like letting them harm and endanger others. In addition, while considering the non-smokers, these fumes irritate them and give unpleasant feelings. Moreover, in a place like a restaurant, people from all ages gather to enjoy their vacation or celebrating some events. Tobacco fumes often disturb many people and because of excessive smoke they cannot even enjoy their foods or drinks.

Again, while dining out, children also accompany their parents. Childhood is a period when children are keen to observe and mimic the adults’ activities. So smoking in public places motivates the younger generation to become addicted to it. Furthermore, some of them are allergic (bronchial asthma) to the fumes or smell and smoking interferes the liberty and peace of non-smokers.

On other hand, smokers argue that banning smoking in public places are against their rights. They claim that they get pleasure from smoking and restricting it is against their rights. In addition, they believe that controlling smoking will reduce the total earning of the restaurant.

Put everything in a nutshell, undoubtedly smoking is dangerous for our health and for surrounding people also. I believe smoking must be banned in all public places especially in restaurants where people go to enjoy their meals and times.
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0 # Đức Anh 2017-09-05 03:27
'in a nutshell' is not suitable for academic writing.
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+2 # Baldev Sharma 2014-12-22 07:27
Today’s common scenario is that people are facing one of the dreadful diseases- cancer, which is mostly the cause of tobacco and that is why people are more concerned about allowing it in public places. In my perspective, we should ban smoking where people gather to eat, drink and socialise because in such places, usually, families come with their children. So it will have a tremendous detrimental effect on children’s health if we allow smoking in these places.

To begin with, our government has already made some warnings for smokers in public places including monetary fines. There is no doubt that cigarettes are injurious to health and cause fatal lung cancer and that is why allowing it in places where people come to enjoy their meals is a very bad idea. Smokers are not only endangering the environment but also are liable to affect other people’s health.

According to some surveys, passive smoking is more dangerous because when people smoke in certain places which are mostly crowded, for example, colleges, hotels and restaurants, then the passive smoking has same negative effects that a tobacco inhaler has. It is strange to observe that, some people who do not use tobacco, still have cardiovascular disease, why? This happens by the cause of passive or side stream smoking. So people who say that not allowing smokers to smoke in places like a restaurant is a violation of privacy should think twice.

However, it is generally accepted that it is very hard to convince the smokers to leave smoking immediately. Nevertheless, we can stop them to smoke in those places where people go to have foods with their family at least to reduce the negative consequences.

In conclusion, it is clear from the above contention that tobacco affects all age groups. In my opinion, one should minimise the number of cigarette in their daily life and avoid smoking in public places. It will really help to eradicate the bad influence on their health and would be safe for all.

----By Sharma
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