Smoking Ban in New York
Four years ago , New York passed a smoking ban in restaurants and bars This legislation caused a great deal of response , both for and against the measure . Health organizations and non smokers alike were praising the decision for its responsibility to non smokers who wish to attend restaurants where smoking does occur . The smoking ban serves as a message to smokers that their habits and behaviors are extremely detrimental to their health a message that despite its rapidity in the news , did have some affect of smokers . There are cases to be made [banner_entry_middle]
both for and against the smoking ban but with thousands of people dying from second hand smoke , it seems to be a case of national safety that smoking be banned in public places . There is no excuse for anybody to plead ignorance on whether or not smoking is harmful to not only the smoker but everyone who is around him . Thus , there is even more reason why this smoking ban is essential and needs to remain as law The main rationale for smoking bans is to protect workers and citizens from HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Heart_disease ” \o “Heart disease ” heart disease , HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Cancer ” \o “Cancer ” cancer and HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Chronic_obstructive_pulmonary_disease ” \o “Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ” respiratory illnesses and other chronic and acute diseases caused by exposure to HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Secondhand_smoke ” \o “Secondhand smoke secondhand smoke ‘ Additional bases for smoking bans are reduced risk of fire . For instance , places with explosive hazards or where flammable materials are handled or cleanliness in places where food or pharmaceuticals are produced , decreased legal liability and potentially reduced energy use . Smoke free workplace laws aim primarily at reducing preventable deaths , diseases and disabilities caused by HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Passive_smoking ” \o “Passive smoking ” passive smoking ‘ In addition , such laws may reduce HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Health_care ” \o “Health care health care costs , improve worker productivity and lower the overall cost of labor in a community , thus making a community more attractive for bringing new jobs into the area and keeping current jobs and employers in an area . US HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Surgeon_General ” \o “Surgeon General Surgeon General HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Richard_Carmona ” \o “Richard Carmona Richard Carmona has called for smoking cessation based upon the fact that smoking is estimated to cause about 440 ,000 people each year in the HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /United_States ” \o “United States ” United States to die via numerous types of HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Cancer ” \o “Cancer ” cancers , HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Emphysema ” \o “Emphysema ” emphysema and other diseases ‘ And this is the main reason why this smoking ban especially in densely populated areas like New York , that the smoking ban is a good thing and needs to remain on the books . Research has generated scientific evidence that HYPERLINK “http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Secondhand_smoke ” \o… [banner_entry_footer]
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