I need help creating a thesis and an outline on Designated Smoking Areas on a College Campus. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The Environmental Protection Agency has classified secondhand smoke as a Group A carcinogen, a substance known to cause cancer in humans. The EPA does not recognize a safe level of exposure to Group A carcinogens. (Campus Policies, 2003) secondhand smoke is the smoke from cigarettes as inhaled by nonsmoking people. It has been proved that second-hand smoke is as dangerous as that of the first-hand smoke which the smokers consume. Second-hand smoke can cause lung cancer and cardiovascular deceases. “Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, of which forty-three are known to cause cancer. Among the more toxic chemicals in tobacco are ammonia, arsenic, carbon monoxide, and benzene. Cigarette smoking is now known to cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease, stroke, multiple cancers (including lung cancer), and adverse reproductive outcomes. Smoking causes about 21 percent of all deaths from heart disease, 86 percent of deaths from lung cancer, and 81 percent of all deaths from chronic lung disease.”
Reasons for the proposed designated area for smokers
Morally it is an injustice that a nonsmoker became the victim of smokers. It is a fact that people can take their own choices in smoking irrespective of the consequences. But at the same time, they must ensure that their choices may not do any harm to other innocent people. Every people have their own ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ and they can lead a life based on that also. But the ‘rights’ should never cause any harm to the public.