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Should smoking be banned in all public places?

(+) Smokers bring in big tax (-) Alcohol is far worse (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Do you believe in life after death?

(+) N/A (-) N/A (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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Current Debate - Should we promote the purchase of UK products opposed to the omnipresence of Chinese ones?

Should we promote the purchase of UK products opposed to the omnipresence of Chinese ones?

(+) Onwards, upwards and sideways (-) Austerity driven administration (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2016)

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Should cannabis be legalised?

(+) Your favourite music? Look around you... (-) erm... I can't remember them (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Current Debate - Winter sales 2016: Which products are you going to buy during winter sales?

Winter sales 2016: Which products are you going to buy during winter sales?

(+) A good excuse for a mooch, some decent buys available, heaps of choice online & in store (-) Not all 'bargains' are what they seem, low stock, crazy queues (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2016)

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Is capital punishment wrong?

(+) None. It has no place in modern, civilised society. (-) Life is sacred. The execution of even one innocent is too high a price to pay. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Current Debate - Christmas 2015: Tell us about your Christmas Eve party, your Christmas, your gifts...

Christmas 2015: Tell us about your Christmas Eve party, your Christmas, your gifts...

(+) Family!! (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2015)

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How do you shop for food?

(+) Eradicated some disease, some efficiencies (-) Use of Fossil Fuels, Pollution, Destruction of the Ecosystem (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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Do animals have rights?

(+) They have same fundamental rights as humans (-) People can go too far in defending them (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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Does Britain still need a monarchy?

(+) Thankfully obsolete from influence (-) Figure heads are notoriously expensive (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2002)

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Is beauty only skin deep?

(+) External beauty attracts potential partners (-) Causes envy and lack of empathy (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Does true love really exist?

(+) see review. (-) see review. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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Current Debate - Christmas gifts: how do you organize yourself to buy them?

Christmas gifts: how do you organize yourself to buy them?

(+) New Technologies has aided the consumer greatly (-) Carefree spirits are evaporating (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2015)

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What is your opinion about legal prostitution?

(+) Controlled and taxed (-) Society is not there yet ... (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Where, when, how, with whom do you travel?

(+) Too many to mention (-) too few to worry about (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

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Current Debate - Are Video Games To Blame For Real Life Violence?

Are Video Games To Blame For Real Life Violence?

(+) Human nature, though admirable in many ways… (-) …includes both violence and the tendency to blame (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2015)

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Current Debate - Review of the Year 2009

Review of the Year 2009

(+) Find out why I was absent from Ciao for so much of last year. (-) Find out how I snatched disaster from the jaws of success! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2009)

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Current Debate - Your top 5 favourite films of all time

Your top 5 favourite films of all time

(+) They're my favourite films (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2014)

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What is a Chav?

(+) I is well 'ard, innit (-) You is a punk ass biatch. Innit (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2006)

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Current Debate - Your personal review of 2007: Which events stand out for you?

Your personal review of 2007: Which events stand out for you?

(+) The most significant year of my life (-) Was hellish at times (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2007)

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Current Debate - Flooding catastrophe, could the scale of damage have been lessened?

Flooding catastrophe, could the scale of damage have been lessened?

(+) Everywhere... (-) '''...but not a drop to drink...''' (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2007)

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Current Debate - Online investigations, shooting down passenger planes? How far can a government go to fight terrorism?

Online investigations, shooting down passenger planes? How far can a government go to fight terrorism?

(+) See below (-) See below (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2007)

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Can we ever beat terrorism?

(+) Low-key response reduces future threat but is politically difficult (-) Over-reaction plays into terrorists' hands but is politically tempting (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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Review of the year 2010

(+) It certainly dished up some surprises! Enjoyable travels. (-) An extremely stressful roller-coaster year professionally. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2010)

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Should fox hunting be banned in England and Wales?

(+) Absolutely none!!!! (-) Barbaric!!!!!!! No use whatsoever (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Should Britain join the Euro?

(+) Made small sums of cash initially (-) Losing huge sums of cash daily (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2002)

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Views on Speeding

(+) None (-) It can lead to a guicker death for somebody (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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Your Personal Review of 2008

(+) The Ups (-) The Downs (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2008)

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What is the best way to combat racism?

(+) We are making progress (-) ...far too slowly (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Current Debate - Christmas Holidays: Are you a crazy shopper or a conscientious buyer?

Christmas Holidays: Are you a crazy shopper or a conscientious buyer?

(+) Month of the year, family get together, lots of good food (-) Spending too much money! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2008)

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Anti-smokers hate the people who smoke, not smoking.

Advantages: Smokers bring in big tax
Disadvantages: Alcohol is far worse

So the ban is three-years-old and the signs, health wise, are good. Heart attacks are down an incredible 40% and people will live longer because of that, some 40,000 people giving up smoking in the last year alone, according to the NHS own quit smoking sc ...

thedevilinme 25.08.2010 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Should smoking be banned in all public places?

Freedom of choice

Advantages: Social Pleasures, Relaxing Aid
Disadvantages: Health Risks - Cancer, Stale Smoke Stinks

Should smoking be banned in public places? *Argument for a total ban* In November 2004, The Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health (SCOTH) reported that exposure to second hand smoke (or passive smoking - Passive smoking is defined as breathing ...

kelr101 24.03.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Should smoking be banned in all public places?

Protect the innocent

Advantages: A lot of people would be a lot healthier
Disadvantages: How difficult would it be to enforce?

Ahhh smoking.....for some people it's a choice (yeah right) and for others it's an addiction... It's fairly easy to say what I think on this one, but the intricacies make it so much more difficult when you factor human rights into the equation. Firs ...

Cubz 25.09.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Should smoking be banned in all public places?

Smoke gets in your eyes...

Advantages: Will lead to less people smoking , will protect workers
Disadvantages: Loss of freedom of choice

This issue has become rather emotive in recent times and I think the many different strands of the argument have become confused. First of all let me say that I come to the debate as an occasional smoker in the past with a background in medical science ...

Mauri 07.11.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Should smoking be banned in all public places?

An important step forward for Scotland

Advantages: A reduction in death and ill-health associated with passive smoking
Disadvantages: Enforcement may prove difficult

...I've read several opinions now on this subject, many of which question the need for a ban, and would like to put the case for why I think smoking should be banned in public places. I live in Scotland, where a smoking ban has already been agreed and will b ...

sheri3004 15.11.2005 · Read full review
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