Secondhand Smoking

Second hand smoke inhalation exposes children and adults to dangerous chemicals. In adults, second hand smoke inhalation increases chances of developing lung cancer, coronary heart disease and negatively affects blood vessels increasing the risk of heart attack and heart disease. In children, it causes frequent respiratory illnesses, wheezing and coughing, asthma attacks and ear infection.
Smokers should not be allowed to smoke anywhere as it exposes non-smokers to dangerous chemicals like formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, among other chemicals that are toxic and can cause cancer. Allowing smokers to smoke anywhere also increase the risk of pollution and global warming in addition to hurting non-smokers.
Even though smoking is a personal choice, the government should be responsible for regulating where smoking is allowed. The government should protect the rights of the public and non-smokers by limiting where smokers can smoke. If a person wants to smoke, they should be allowed to do so only if they do not smoke in public places like hospitals, schools, and in public transport systems.
Smokers should be prevented from smoking in their own homes or in their cares when children or any other non-smoker is present so as to protect the children and non-smokers from health risks and protect the decision of not to smoke.
Smoking should be banned in spaces where there are small children, pregnant women and other non-smokers. It should be banned in homes where there are children, in hospitals and spaces of public gatherings. It should be allowed in cars when non-smokers are not around, smoke bars and smoke yards as this will protect non-smokers.
The use of electronic cigarettes should not be used in banned locations. Even though they have less smoke than cigarettes, they still expose non-smokers to harmful aerosols.

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