He will need further surgery to rebuild his middle ear. Both of his parents smoke in the home and in the car. I spoke with the parent citing the connection between middle ear infections and secondhand smoke and encouraged him and his wife to smoke outside. He told me to mind my own business and don’t tell him how to raise his kids.” (Karol, ANRF). Brinkley and her sister have to make sure to put perfume on so they don’t have to smell like smoke and they breathe their mothers smoke in everyday and including anyone else who smokes around them. She says that even though it hasn’t affected her health so far that she is positive it will when she becomes an adult.
Karol witnessed a little boy who had to have surgery on his middle ear due to him being around smokers. In both of those stories it shows the effects of what smoking, second hand smoking and third hand smoking can do to someone’s health and lifestyle.Think about it how many times you have been around someone smoking. Now have you ever considered how many harmful chemicals you are actually inhaling and how that affects your body? How many times have you been in a public place where there is a smoking designated place but you still smell the smoke? You my dear reader have been secondhand smoking and third hand smoking almost everyday of your life. Smoking is one of the most leading causes of death that could have been prohibited.
Also secondhand smoking is just as bad as being an active smoking. Smoking doesn’t just affect the person actually smoking, it affects everyone around them Why should smoking be banned in public places? There is one reason that many people do not see the meaning to pass a law of banning smoking in public places and that is they believe that people have the choice to smoke and harm themselves. To argue that reason is to say that yes though they do have this right, they do not have a right to smoke around other people who are nonsmokers. To smoke in public places such as restaurants, bars and etc… even if they are in a smoke designated place still puts other people’s health in danger. The biggest reason that smoking should be banned in public places is due to the effects of secondhand smoking. According to the U.
S. Department of Health and Human Services the definition of secondhand smoking is ” The combination of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke exhaled by smokers.” (Human and Health Services, January 1st 2017). You can be exposed to secondhand smoking anywhere that you are around a person smoking.
In the United States almost 3,000 adults died of lung cancer due to exposure to secondhand smoking. If you are exposed to secondhand smoking you can develop coronary heart disease and have negative effects on your blood and blood stream. Heart Disease caused by secondhand smoking kills 46,000 people every year. Second Hand smoking also affects pregnant women in a very harmful way.
Women who are pregnant and exposed to secondhand smoking can have a 23% more chance of actually having a stillborn baby(CNN, March 17th,2011). The Department of Health and Human Services also says that studies do show that when smoking was banned from public places it had a positive impact on the environment and people, the laws that was put into place improved the customers and workers health. In 2006 Scotland had a law that banned smoking in all indoor places (restaurants, bars, workplaces, etc…) had a improvement on the workers within two months. The workers had an reduction on respiratory symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, they also had improvement on eye and throat irritations and runny noses, improvement on their lung functions, and workers who have asthma had a better quality of air to breathe leaving them to have a better quality of life. In 2000 United States put no smoking laws in indoor places in 387 U.S.
counties between January 2000 and December 2007. The effects of this was a decrease in heart disease admissions among people who had Medicare in the 12 months that the laws were placed. In both of these studies it shows that putting a ban on smoking in public places does have a positive impact on society and the people it affects. Secondhand smoking also causes United States economy $5.6 billion per year according to the American Lung Association. They also say that “Secondhand smoke is responsible for between 150,000 and 300,000 lower respiratory tract infections in infants and children under 18 months of age, resulting in between 7,500 and 15,000 hospitalizations each year… 430 sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) deaths in the U.
S. annually.” (American Lung Association). Secondhand smoke causes buildup of earwax in the middle ear which causes 790,000 sudden infant deaths. It also is causing 202,000children who are diagnosed with asthma have flares up. Although secondhand smoking is not worse than active smoking it still causes plenty of deaths throughout The United States to rule it as dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths and secondhand smoking cause 41,000 deaths.
Also The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that more than 36.5 million american adults smoke, more than 16% of americans live with a smoking related disease. Smoking doesn’t just harm people by making them secondhand smoke it also harms them by making them thirdhand smoke. According to American Non Workers Rights Foundation Third hand smoking is “to describe the residual contamination from tobacco smoke that lingers in rooms long after smoking stops and remains on our clothes after we leave a smoky place.
“(American Non Workers Rights Foundation). Information about third hand smoke and how harmful it can be is actually not that known throughout The United States as it should be. You mostly know when someone is smoking a cigarette because of the smell it ha, but the smell actually shows that the presence of tobacco toxins is there with you. The actual tobacco smoke is caused composed of gases, metal, arsenic, lead, and cyanide. The residue is sticky and can to stick to walls, your clothes, and it can be absorbed into carpets and draperies. In 2010 a study showed that tobacco residue actually causes the formation of hazardous carcinogens. Children are more vulnerable for third hand smoke because they put the tobacco from cigarettes into their mouths by putting their hands in their mouths after touching contaminated surfaces. When placing the ban on smoking in public places it would stop children and even adults to stop getting sick by eliminating third hand smoking.
Everyone around the world has been around someone who smokes so it’s not hard to actually find cases of when someone has experienced or seen what smoking can do to people. There are people who have personal stories about being around a person who smokes, being exposed to secondhand smoking and third hand smoking and here are some that describe in detail what their experiences were. “My mom has smoked all mine and my sisters life’s, I am 15 and she is 17. When people come into our house all they can talk about is how it smells like smoke no matter how many candles we have on.
When we go out we have to make sure we put on perfume so people don’t smell the smoke on us. I have secondhand smoked all my life and though it hasn’t had a major effect on my health so far i’m very sure it will.” (Brinkley Bradshaw).
This is by Karol (Indianapolis, IN) her story is on American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, ” I am an elementary school nurse in a low income area. One of my students just had surgery to clean up the massive middle ear infection that ‘ate away’ most of his middle ear In collusion smoking should be banned due to the harmful chemicals it puts into people’s bodies and how it affects their health and personal lives. Smoking is an addiction but it doesn’t give the right to smoke where people can breathe in the chemicals and make them smell like the smoke. Secondhand and Thirdhand smoking are just as big of a deal than active smoking. Second Hand smoking kills thousands a people a year around the world and The United States.
Although third hand smoking doesn’t actually kill anyone it can make them sick. The smoke sticks to people’s clothes and walls of their houses which can cause children and adults to get sick. Smoking doesn’t just kill people who smoke it, it kills the people around them too.