Through ancient trade routes, cigarette, pipe or cigar smoking became highly fashionable throughout the new civilized world. People used to sit, eat, talk and smoke in restaurants, terraces and bars.
Today, scientific studies show that smoking may increase cancer risk. Consequently, the Political establishment has changed its tune toward smoking. Smoking is an unbearable problem. Campaigns against smoking are more virulent as well as prejudice against smokers. Actors showing throat or other cancers pop up on television screens like any other ads. In New York and other states, some ‘free smoking zones’ have been put in place.
Recently WHO known as world health organization published a report concerning air pollution:
- ‘Air pollution is a major environmental risk. It can also affect health by way of respiratory infections, heart disease, and lung cancer. Urban outdoor air pollution is estimated to cause 1.3 million deaths worldwide per year’. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs313/en/
In New York and other states, some ‘free zones smoking’ have been put in place. Yet one has to wonder about pollution caused by cars, planes, trucks or trains, to name a few.
Should we deduct that people cannot be affected by air pollution and that only smoking tobacco or other products on the streets or parks are affecting people?
Obviously, smoking is not to be recommended due to its addictive and other effects.
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