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Some people propose that smoking should be banned completely. What is your opinion?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Sample Answer 1
Some people suggest that the government should ban smoking completely. Indeed, smoking is harmful to health and it violates the rights and freedoms of non- smokers. However, in my opinion, smoking should not be totally banned for the following reasons.
First, tobacco is a commodity to tax.（中心句1）It contributes much to the UK government's revenue.(分论点1)For example, the UK government collects enough from smokers to pay for its entire educational facilities.If smoking is banned, there will be a great loss to the government's income. In addition, more serious social problems will arise, such as unemployment,（分论点2）because the tobacco industry employs a lot of workers.
Second, those who strongly approve of the ban lay too much emphasis on the rights of non-smokers. They ignore smokers' rights.（中心句2）Smoking is just a personal hobby and amusement and it is a kind of lifestyle. It is a stress reliever and can bring great pleasure to smokers. Furthermore, for smokers, nothing seems more difficult and painful than giving up the habit.
We must admit that smoking is detrimental to health.（让步）However, the harm that smoking brings to people's health is exaggerated. As long as we smoke in moderation, it will not do great harm to our health. In history, many famous people, such as Sir Winston Churchill, smoked and enjoyed a long life expectancy.
To sum up, I do not agree that smoking should be completely banned. The tobacco industry makes much contribution to the national economy. Smoking brings many psychological benefits to smokers. Moreover, a complete ban of smoking will give rise to many social problems.
开头段:… Personally, smoking should be banned in the public for the following reasons.
主体段1：Smoking is detrimental to smoker's health（中心句1）…
主体段2：Smoking is a health hazard which affects not only the smoker himself ,but also all the people around him（中心句2）…
结尾段: To sum up, I agree that smoking should be completely banned.
1.Admittedly, the minor advantages of smoking should not be ignored.
2.Indeed, smoking is a personal habit and right to some extent.
3.It is partly true that smoking is a stress reliever and can bring great pleasure to smokers.
第二：对反方观点进行展开（以"Indeed, smoking is a personal habit and right to some extent . "为例）
Thus, some people tend to believe that the ban of smoking violates smokers' rights and freedom.
(以"Indeed, smoking is a personal habit and right to some extent."为例)
It sounds reasonable at first thought, but it cannot hold water if we take a close look at it. To be specific, smoking in the public also violates nonsmokers' rights and freedom since they have to suffer from passive smoking.
(以"It is partly true that smoking is a stress reliever and can bring great pleasure to smokers."为例)
However, the stress can be alleviated by participating in healthier activities such as jogging and watching movies. Therefore, there are many others ways available to obtain great pleasure.
(以"Admittedly, the minor advantages of smoking should not be ignored. "为例)
However, the merits of banning smoking in the public far outweigh those of smoking.
It sounds reasonable at first thought , but it cannot hold water if we take a close look at it.
However, the problem can be solved by…
However, this benefit can be achieved by…
Although some people may argue for the idea …, I do not think it is the best and only way to ….
However, the merits of A far exceed/ outweigh those of B.
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