The harmful effect of second hand smoke have become so clear that there is a huge effort in many countries to limit the exposure to this dangerous substance. Personally, I’m all about freedom to make our decisions, no matter how smart or how stupid they are. So if a person wants to smoke – go for it!
The Government Should Keep Its Nose Out Of Our Personal Lives
* In Georgia we can get a ticket – and even be arrested – if we don’t wear a seat belt. That stinks! I wouldn’t dream of not wearing my seat belt but it’s not the government’s business – except for irresponsible parents who don’t buckle in their kids.
* In Georgia we can get a ticket – and even be arrested – if we don’t wear a helmut when riding a bike! A bike, for heaven’s sake. Not a motorcycle or even a moped. Just a plain, ole, ordinary bike. Ridiculous! I’ve ridden a bike for approximately 40 years and never hurt myself except for a few skinned knees.
* And now for smoking … I personally believe that anyone who smokes is an out and out idiot. But so what? That’s only my opinion and I respect their right to smoke – as long as it doesn’t damage others.
Which brings us to the problem of second hand cigarette smoke.
Second Hand Smoke Facts
There is just no doubt that second hand smoke causes damages to more than just the smoker. Second hand smoke is implicated in the following for non-smokers:
* lung cancer
* heart disease
* so-called sudden infant death syndrome
* low birth weight
* acute respiratory infections
* ear infections
* asthma attacks in infants and children
* cancer (each cigarette contains 50+ carcinogens)
Question: "How much second hand smoke can I safely inhale?"
Answer: there is no safe amount.
Every single exposure has an effect – no matter how small – on the respiratory and cardiovascular health of the recipient.
Most public places now have smoking restrictions, and most businesses have them as well. Air ventilation systems can’t be modified enough to prevent the effects and the ludicrous system of dividing a room or the passenger section of an airplane into ‘smoking’ and ‘non-smoking’ sections is just plain silly.
The effects of second hand smoke on non-smokers is crystal clear. Governments have a responsibility to leave smokers alone – and an equal responsibility to protect non-smokers. This is a fair compromise for everyone and it is everyone’s right to have clean air to breathe.
Most folks react to the picture on the left with horror!
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