Yesterday the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) called for a ban on smoking cigarettes in cars and parks in a bid to protect children from having to breathe in second hand smoke. The RCP say it is time to keep up the pressure and progress made as a result of the 2007 smoking ban and surprisingly many smokers are supportive of the ban and potential further restrictions.
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Passive Smoking Can Be Lethal
Passive smoking costs the NHS millions every year so the suggestion to further reduce the potential exposure to secondary smoke is a compelling one. Adults make a choice to begin smoking but many feel that they continue to smoke despite not wanting to. This is backed up in the statistics as two thirds of smokers say that they want to stop smoking.
Children however do not choose to breathe in secondary smoke and when this happens they are at much higher risk of asthma, ear infections, meningtitis and cot death. Not to mention that there is a 90% chance that they will become a smoker themselves in later life just because one or both of their parents smoked.
FOREST the pro smoking lobby group are claiming that in a free society the proposed reforms are unenforceable and that the idea of millions of children’s health being at risk was a “gross exaggeration”.
Changes are happening in smoking. Between 2006-09 the number of smokers who voluntarily stopped smoking in the home rose from 61% to 78%. Almost half of these people said that they didn’t allow smoking in the garden either.
These facts combined suggest that if the ban on smoking in cars was brought in that it would have wide public support from smokers and non-smokers alike. The only problem then would be enforcing the law. It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving but it still happens very regularly. Smoking could be the same unless it is approached differently.
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