Target: British Medical Association’s Tim Crocker-Buqué
Goal: Thank British Medical Association for progressive proposal to ban cigarettes to anybody born after 2000.
If Parliament is in agreement with the British Medical Association, U.K residents currently under the age of fourteen will not be able to smoke cigarettes. This is a very radical law, but it should be approved as it would save the lives and well-being of many people.
In the British Medical Associations annual meeting, public health researcher Tim Crocker-Buqué presented evidence and justification to ban cigarettes for anybody born after the year 2000. He stated that “Eighty percent of smokers start as teenagers as a result of intense peer pressure”. People born in 2000 are now 14, which would be an effective age to start the ban. Crocker-Buqué also informed the committee that “Smokers who start smoking at age 15 are three times as likely to die of smoking-related cancer as someone who starts in their mid-20s.” His justification was also based on the feelings of smokers themselves, of which he stated that two-thirds of smokers wish that they could quit and 90% of smokers wish that they had never started.
This potential law could protect many from the future regret and health issues that smoking causes. Cigarettes have no practical use, so there is no reasonable explanation to continue to provide this dangerous product to individuals. This proposal may be radical, but considering all the damage that smoking does, it would be extremely beneficial in the long run.
Please sign the petition below to praise Tim Crocker-Buqué for his bold efforts to create an eventual ban on smoking and encourage him to continue to pursue these efforts.
Dear Tim Crocker-Buqué,
Your recent argument to ban smoking to people born after 2000 in the United Kingdom is radical, but it is exactly the type of initiative the world needs to improve its health standards. Although this may seem like a difficult law to be approved, your methods in presenting it were highly effective and it may have a chance of eventually becoming a reality.
Your evidence showed that teen smoking is much more addictive and hazardous for teenagers, indicating that the age of fourteen is an effective current age to prevent smoking. Stopping the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2000 will ensure that current young people do not form an addiction and very few will smoke in the future. Even more effective were your statistics that displayed current smokers’ desire to quit and regret that they started smoking in the first place.
If passed, this law will prevent this type of regret in people in the future and will eliminate the serious health risks of smoking. Thank you very much for this progressive action. We also encourage you to continue to fight for this issue regardless of the adversity you may face.
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