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Everyone has the right to breath clean air.:

Everyone has the right to breath clean air.

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Second hand smoke is involuntarily inhaled by non-smokers

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The American Lung Association defines second hand smoke as “a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar and the smoke exhaled from the lungs of smokers.”

Second hand smoke contains 43 cancer-causing agents along with many other toxins, including carbon monoxide, cyanide, formaldehyde, and arsenic.:

Second hand smoke contains 43 cancer-causing agents along with many other toxins, including carbon monoxide, cyanide, formaldehyde, and arsenic.

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In 2006, the Surgeon General’s Report warned that no amount of second hand smoke exposure is safe.

Non-smokers unexpectedly breath in secondhand smoke…:

Non-smokers unexpectedly breath in secondhand smoke… When sitting in the “no smoking” section, even if it doesn’t smell smoky.

Non-smokers unexpectedly breath in secondhand smoke…:

Non-smokers unexpectedly breath in secondhand smoke… When riding in a car while someone else is smoking, even if the window is open.

Non-smokers unexpectedly breath in secondhand smoke…:

Non-smokers unexpectedly breath in secondhand smoke… When being in a house where people are smoking, even if they’re in another room.

Non-smokers unexpectedly breath in secondhand smoke…:

Non-smokers unexpectedly breath in secondhand smoke… When working in a restaurant, warehouse, or building that allows smoking inside, even if there is a filter or ventilation system.

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Second hand smoke causes approximately 3,400 deaths of adult non-smokers from lung cancer per year.

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Second hand smoke causes 22,700-69,600 deaths of adult non-smokers from heart disease per year.

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Approximately 50-75 percent of children in the U.S. have detectable levels of cotinine , the breakdown product of nicotine in the blood.

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Second hand smoke causes 430 sudden infant death syndrome deaths in the United States annually.

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Some action is being taken…

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For the sake of non-smokers everywhere, there should be a nation-wide ban on public smoking.

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Everyone has the right to breath clean air.

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