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About Smoking

  • Date Submitted: 10/03/2012 07:51 AM
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Smoking bans are public policies, including criminal laws and occupational safety and health regulations, which prohibit tobacco smoking in workplaces and/or other public spaces. The rationale for smoke-free laws is to protect people from the effects of second-hand smoke, which include an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, emphysema, and other diseases. Laws implementing bans on indoor smoking have been introduced by many countries in various forms over the years, with some legislators citing scientific evidence that shows tobacco smoking is harmful to the smokers themselves and to those inhaling second-hand smoke. Research has generated evidence that secondhand smoke causes the same problems as direct smoking, including lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and lung ailments such as emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma One of the world's earliest smoking bans was a 1575 Mexican ecclesiastical council ban that forbid the use of tobacco in any church in Mexico and Spanish colonies in the Caribbean. The only country to have banned the sale and smoking of tobacco in public entirely is Bhutan. In many parts of the world, tobacco advertising and sponsorship of sporting events is prohibited. Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke, called secondhand smoke (SHS) Scientific evidence shows that exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke causes disease, disability, and death India on 2nd oct,2008, imposed a countrywide ban on smoking in public spaces in its fight against tobacco use, which a medical study warned would claim 1 million lives in the country each year the government put in action a ban that carries a fine of 200 rupees– more than the average person’s daily wage India is the third largest market for cigarettes, with up to 250 million smokers, India has been one of the few countries where sales of tobacco products has increased. An estimated 102 billion cigarettes are sold every year. One in five of all male deaths and one in 20 of all female deaths in India in the...


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