Nearly 50 years after the US surgeon general linked smoking with cancer, heart disease and other deadly illnesses, more than 20 percent of the American population continues to smoke. Through objective discussion, numerous direct quotes, and full-color illustrations this title examines What Are the Origins of the Smoking Ban Controversy? Have Bans on Youth Cigarette Sales Affected Teen Smoking Rates? Do Smoking Bans Violate the Rights of Smokers? Are There Other Ways To Get People To Stop Smoking? Could American Lawmakers Effectively Ban Smoking?