Tobacco companies want to ban the smoking bans

Anti-smoking laws for public places and workplaces in both the US and Europe were quickly followed by significant drops in preterm births and child asthma hospitalization. Asthma and preterm births both dropped by 10% within the first year of smoke-free laws coming into effect – low infant birth weight rates also dropped by 5% in the first year of smoking bans. Even still, 40% of children worldwide are exposed to second-hand smoke regularly and only 16% of the world’s population is covered by comprehensive smoke-free laws. Most studies to date have only looked at adult outcomes with smoking bans while children account for over 25% of all smoking-related deaths. It is estimated that over half of all healthy years of life lost due to exposure to second-hand smoke occurs among children. In their own defense, tobacco companies are citing economic harm to restaurants, bars, casinos and related industries as a reason to revoke smoking ban laws. Ummm, really??

Kind of a weak argument wouldn't you say?

Kind of a weak argument wouldn’t you say?

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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