Thursday, October 9, 2014

secondhand smoke


http://teenshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/tobacco/secondhand_smoke.html#cat20138

Smoking doesn't only effect you, it also effects those around the person smoking. Second hand smoke is when smoke is inhaled involuntarily from tobacco being smoked by others. Sadly it is just as bad. It can cause respiratory infections, asthma, heart disease, and even cancer. Even if you have never smoked and you are constantly around people who do, you are at risk. It is never good to breath tobacco smoke. What do you think we can do to eliminate the factor of second hand smoke? Do you think more non-smoking areas will help this problem?

10 comments:

  1. Do you believe that people have the right to smoke anywhere they want?

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  2. I think the idea of a designated smoking area is great but in reality I believe it won't be effective because people will have to go out of their way to smoke their cigarette. Although smoking will be restricted to certain areas, the people in the surrounding area still have to face second hand smoke.

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  3. i think that it will be almost impossible to get rid of second hand smoke for as long as someone is smoking, the second hand smoke will always be there. i guess if there was to be a best case scenario, the smoker would follow what the article said and make sure to smoke outside along with changing clothes and washing their hands once they come back inside.

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  4. I totally agree that secondhand smoke is harmful to people. Laws have been made to prevent smoking in hotels, restaurants and other public places to protect the rights of non-smokers. I’ve been to a city hall meeting about smoking where the owners of restaurants and stores were asking for bans to smoking because they were losing customers on account of the smokers. Even a 15-year-old kid made a speech that got the city council’s attention. The city decided to ban smoking in city parks and to not allow smoking within 50-feet of a public entrance. These are some of the things that can be done to protect against secondhand smoke.

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  5. I believe people shouldn't smoke if it harms other people. According to this even people who don't smoke can still get the same negative side affects, so if second hand smoke can kill people, is that technically murder? what are your comments/thoughts?

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  6. I agree with people above who said that smoking should be prohibited in some areas. Because even though people have the freedom to smoke, it was most importantly harmful to those around them who did not want the smoke, and they definitely had the right to protect themselves from secondhand smoke which they did not ask for.

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  7. I do not agree, there should not be designated smoking areas, I think smoking is a horrible habit and we should try to make smoking non-existent. smoking does so much more bad for you than it does good, it gives you many types of cancer, gives you a horrible smell, and if your around other people there are high chances of giving you second hand smoking.

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  8. Even though there are designated smoking areas, it is very difficult to limit the effects of secondhand smoke. Since many smoking areas share large spaces with non-smoking areas, smoking still affects everyone in the area. There should probably a specific environment where smoking could be allowed, that has no affect on people just passing by.

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  9. Many have mentioned that designated smoking areas are a good idea, but aren't very effective. I completely agree and I think we need to take a different sort of action such as creating more restrictive laws about smoking. One way smoking could be limited is by limiting the amount of cigarettes a person can buy at a time, and how often. I understand that taking away what people are addicted to can be difficult, so I think we should also give more help through recovery programs to get people to beat their addiction.

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  10. I see where James is coming from when he says that smoking should just be gone, but I would not think that would ever be possible. People will always find a way to do what they want. I do agree with everyone about the designated smoking areas. I believe there should be a law that does not allow smokers to smoke around toddlers or anyone who does not want them to do so because of their health. I also think that there should be a rule that if smokers smoke outside of designated smoking areas that they should be fined. I know it wouldn't stop second hand smoking but it could lower the rates of it.

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