By now, everyone knows that smoking poses a significant risk to one’s own health, but you may be surprised to learn how smoke can affect others around you. Secondhand smoke poses serious health hazards, even if it travels indirectly from one room to another. It contains the same harmful chemicals that smokers inhale, and there is no safe level of exposure for secondhand smoke. That is why so many state and local governments have designated both public and private buildings and even some outdoor spaces as smoke-free. A thoughtfully-designed building will not allow smoking within at least 20 feet of the building entrances, so as not to pose a health risk to building occupants.
WHO says tobacco kills more than 7 million people annually
A new WHO report claims that more than 7 million people are killed annually due to smoking and other forms of tobacco use. Not just that, tobacco growing is extremely harmful for the environment too as it often requires large quantities of fertilisers and pesticides. Also, tobacco farming has become the main cause of deforestation in several countries.
Holy Smokes: What You need to know about Marijuana & it’s Legalization
Smoking is a cultural and habitual vice that human beings have been doing for centuries. Smoking a substance whether it is legal, such as tobacco (see the previous article if you wish to learn more), or illegal such as cannabis (depending on where you live), is one of the fastest ways to get the desired substance in your bloodstream in order to feel the desired effects.