Ban Smoking in Public Areas
- Closed on
- United States of America
The petition was able to achieve only 4 signatures. Thanks to everyone who signed and supported the campaign. The reason for its closure is that I realized I need to find more specifics about this topic, (i.e. what laws are outlined about smoking in public areas) and also find the time to make my petition public. I'm truly grateful for those of you who signed this petition. I believe our intentions are truly good and we have made a fair request, and I will hopefully make another petition, like this one, in the future.)
Smoking is known to cause premature death and about 440,000 deaths a year. Second-hand smoking is known to cause about 40,000 deaths a year.
Our country was founded on natural rights, which include the right to Life. The United States also believes in the concept that "once you violate someone else's right, your right becomes restricted".
When smoking, people often violate the right of others to Life. Therefore, smoking should be banned, in order to secure the rights of non-smokers.
We, the undersigned, request that smoking in public areas (which include private property opened to the public such as (but not limited to), restaurants, businesses, and general outdoors) be banned, in order to give non-smokers and second-hand smokers the right to Life.
The Ban Smoking in Public Areas petition to Government was written by Raul and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.