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Friday, February 04, 2011


Bans across the world has saved many people from being affected by second hand smoke. It it healthy for the enviroment as a whole.

I think as far as smoking Ban's are concerned we, as a society, really need to consider, over the long term, how banning smoking hopefully sets a positive example to children. It's ironic whenever I think that social workers along with other health care professionals are obligated, by law, to report that whenever someone is a threat to themselves or another person we must disregard confidentiality and intervene. In my opinion, smoking is a threat, not only to the smoker but to those in close proximity, besides not being good for the envirnoment.

I once heard said, "smoker's have a choice" non-smoker's may not if they in fact have to be exposed to or tolerate someone else's smoking rather that be in a Park, housing/apartment living, waiting for a bus at a busstop etc.

Smoking,besides being addictive, in many respects is a social problems that impacts society at all levels. I think New York City, being tha "Big-Apple" and all which represents health, afetr all an apple a day keeps the doctor away, is doing the right thing.

We all ought to do the right thing and we all know what the right thing is but doing it isn't easy. I remember when a few years ago the Canadian Government traised the price of cigarettes and believe it or not, that alone, motivated parts of society to quit smoking because some stated I am sick and tired of paying the price for cigarettes.

For smoker's it takes time, if or when they decide to quit before they too realize the true danger that smoking causes.

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