If you’re talking about smoking, we always think it just for smoker problem. Every-smoker said that “take a smoke is my right”, but you must to know that smoking is an issue for non-smoker too. Having a smoke-free environment is right for non-smoker. Why? I can give you some reason why this issue can be classified to be right for non-smoker (quoted from WHO).
There are some 4000 known chemicals in tobacco smoke; at least 250 of them are known to be harmful and more than 50 are known to cause cancer in humans. Tobacco smoke in enclosed spaces is breathed in by everyone, exposing smokers and nonsmokers alike to its harmful effect.
Around 700 million children, or almost half of the world’s total, breathe air polluted by tobacco smoke. Over 40% of children have at least one smoking parent. In 2004, children accounted for 28% of the 600 000 premature deaths attributable to second-hand smoke. In adults, second-hand smoke causes serious cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, including coronary heart disease and lung cancer. In infants, it causes sudden death syndrome. In pregnant women, it causes low birth weight.
Neither ventilation nor filtration, even in combination, can reduce tobacco smoke exposure indoors to levels that are considered acceptable. Only 100% smoke-free environments provide effective protection. Contrary to common belief, smoke-free environments are widely supported by both smokers and nonsmokers.
Having a smoke-free environment often saves money for bars and restaurant owners, reducing their risks of fire and consequently their insurance costs. It often results in lower renovation, cleaning and maintenance costs, too.
Claim your right to get public places that are 100% smoke-free.
Let’s say HEALTH IS MY RIGHT … by Chevi Chenko