So you have just been to the movies and your hero has been up there on the big screen looking really cool and fantastic, doing all sorts of amazingly athletic stuff, getting on with great looking girls and then… he lights up a cigarette and she had a bad coughing fit. How un-cool is that??
According to statistics from the Cancer Council New South Wales, only 18% of Australian males have the habit of “Lighting up” daily and Australian women are smoking at a lower rate than men with 15.2% still smoking daily. Therefore more than 70 %of Aussie adults don’t smoke. Indeed smoking rates have declined dramatically from 1945 to now. (Let see the graph) But hold on for a second, people are still dying from the effects of smoking. Why is that? Our minds understand that smoking will harm our bodies. In both primary and high school we have been exposed to dozens of anti-smoking campaigns. However, did they tell you passive smoking can kill you more easily than if you actually smoke? No? So before we press “start” on this topic, we have to clearly understand the health effects of passive smoking are as serious and debilitating as smoking itself.
What is passive Smoking? Passive smoking or second hand smoke also termed environmental tobacco smoke describes the non smoker breathing in “mainstream” smoke that has been previously inhaled and then exhaled by the smoker. It can also be “side steam” smoke from the end of a burning cigarette, pipe or cigar “. This passive smoke is then involuntarily inhaled by non smokers. Passive smoke stays in the air for several hours after the smoker stops smoking. The passive smoke releases “4000”chemicals more than smoke that is directly inhaled. (Yeah “4000”) at least 300 of which are known to harmful to be the body and 50 of these causing cancers. If people knew the health risk of passive smoke, would they continue to keep in touch with family members who smoke or stay away from their... [continues]
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