Thursday, November 15, 2012

Measures against passive smoking


Measures against passive smoking

Cigarette smoke contains over 4000 chemicals known, of which at least 50 are carcinogenic to humans. In closed spaces where smoking, so smokers and nonsmokers inhale cigarette smoke, are exposed to its harmful effects.
Measures against passive smoking
World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 700 million children, or almost half of children around the world, breathe air polluted by tobacco smoke.
Measures against passive smoking
No ventilation and no air filter are not sufficient to reduce exposure to tobacco smoke in enclosed spaces to acceptable levels. Reserved spaces non-smokers only provides protection against risks to health.
Article 8 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control states that exposure to cigarette smoke train diseases and even death. It requires countries to adopt and implement legislation that provides protection against passive smoking.
Measures against passive smoking
Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) provides for the establishment of a global ban all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products. Are also provided legislative measures for the protection of people against exposure to environmental tobacco smoke at work, in public transport and other public places. Also, are implemented awareness programs to educate people on the consequences and active or passive smoking.
Many countries have already enacted laws to protect people against cigarette smoke in public places. International events organized on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day (31 May) encourage more people to quit smoking.

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