Smoking is a major cause of serious illness and death throughout the world today. In the
interest of the public heath, governments should ban cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Do you agree or disagree?
There are widely differing views on the issue of whether tobacco should be banned or
not. Some people would suggest that it is their right to smoke and that prohibiting
cigarettes would be a violation of their civil liberties; however, I personally believe that
tobacco should indeed be made illegal. There are two principal reasons for this.
One point which I believe to be absolutely pivotal is the fact that tobacco is a drug. The
majority of governments around the world take a prohibitionist approach to the problem
of substance abuse. If the governments wish to be consistent in pursuing their “war on
drug” , therefore, I believe they must ban tobacco as well. This is particularly so given the
fact that many currently illicit drugs – including heroin and marijuana - have legitimate
medical applications, while tobacco has none.
However, perhaps the strongest argument in favour of banning cigarettes and other
tobacco products is that of public health. It is irrefutable fact that smoking leads to lung
cancer and other such potentially fatal diseases. Pro-smoking groups would no doubt
argue that each individual has the right to determine what goes into his/her own body.
Nevertheless, I would suggest that the interests and rights of society at large must
override those of the individual. The medical treatment that smokers require is often
incredibly costly, and it is frequently governments and society that cover these costs
rather than the individual smoker. Hence, I feel laws prohibiting smoking would be
In reality, of course, the widespread prohibition of smoking is unlikely in the near future.
However, given the seriousness of the problems that it causes, I believe that this should
be the ultimate goal.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 8, column 11, Rule ID: COMMA_PARENTHESIS_WHITESPACE
Message: Put a space after the comma, but not before the comma
... pursuing their 'war on drug' , therefore, I believe they must ban toba...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
hence, however, if, nevertheless, so, therefore, well, while, i feel, no doubt, of course
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 18.0 13.1623246493 137% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 7.85571142285 127% => OK
Conjunction : 8.0 10.4138276553 77% => OK
Relative clauses : 14.0 7.30460921844 192% => OK
Pronoun: 34.0 24.0651302605 141% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 27.0 41.998997996 64% => OK
Nominalization: 5.0 8.3376753507 60% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1520.0 1615.20841683 94% => OK
No of words: 282.0 315.596192385 89% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.39007092199 5.12529762239 105% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.09790868904 4.20363070211 97% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.85331221515 2.80592935109 102% => OK
Unique words: 168.0 176.041082164 95% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.595744680851 0.561755894193 106% => OK
syllable_count: 464.4 506.74238477 92% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.60771543086 100% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 5.43587174349 129% => OK
Article: 3.0 2.52805611222 119% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 2.10420841683 95% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 0.809619238477 124% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.76152304609 63% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 15.0 16.0721442886 93% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 20.2975951904 89% => OK
Sentence length SD: 42.2971498908 49.4020404114 86% => OK
Chars per sentence: 101.333333333 106.682146367 95% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.8 20.7667163134 91% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.93333333333 7.06120827912 84% => OK
Paragraphs: 21.0 4.38176352705 479% => Less paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 1.0 5.01903807615 20% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 4.0 8.67935871743 46% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 3.9879759519 201% => Less negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 3.4128256513 88% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.180862036982 0.244688304435 74% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0592396798553 0.084324248473 70% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0473154523014 0.0667982634062 71% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0511311134462 0.151304729494 34% => Maybe some paragraphs are off the topic.
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0422415471099 0.056905535591 74% => OK
automated_readability_index: 13.4 13.0946893788 102% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 53.21 50.2224549098 106% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.44779559118 118% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 11.3001002004 91% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.98 12.4159519038 113% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.9 8.58950901804 104% => OK
difficult_words: 78.0 78.4519038076 99% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.5 9.78957915832 87% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 10.1190380762 91% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 10.7795591182 83% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Maximum five paragraphs wanted.
Rates: 67.4157303371 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 6.0 Out of 9
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.