No smoke without fire
The Smoking Debate
Smoking cigarettes appears to have become the biggest atrocity and taboo in modern society. Banned in offices, public spaces and bars: is it the health risks, the smell, the waste of money?
Or is it people's desperation to look better than that rebellious punk lighting a cigarette in order to make themselves feel better?
Don't get me wrong, it is a dirty habit - or rather addiction. But perhaps people have gone too far in shoving their views down the throats of smokers.
Article by Elly Ambridge - Year 12
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Sometimes, it can feel like all the world is interested in these days is telling us how to be, look and feel.
While difference and diversity may in theory be more and more accepted, in reality it seems that we are becoming increasingly more afraid of people who don’t fit, which leads me neatly on to the opinions previously expressed on the subject of smoking as a social taboo.
Article by Olivia McCarthy - Year 13