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1 Stricter Smoking Laws By: Ambrose Holcomb

2 What I want to do I want to advocate for even stricter smoking laws. This would mean that people couldn’t smoke at large events, except in designated areas. Or in populated areas, (parks, ski resorts)

3 Why I want to do this It is medically proven that second hand smoking is worse than first hand smoking. If you want die of cancer, feel free, but don’t make us pay too. If you look around, you’ll see that everywhere people are smoking. On the street, on the mountain, next to little kids, around you.

4 This is what it does to you What is In a Cigarette Aminobiphenyl – a human carcinogen Arsenic – inorganic arsenic can cause you to experience a sore throat, irritated lungs, nausea, vomiting, decreased production of red and white blood cells, abnormal heart rhythm, damage to blood vessels and a sensation of pins and needles in hands and feet Benzene – breathing benzene can cause drowsiness, dizziness, rapid heart rate, headaches, tremors, confusion, unconsciousness, harm to bone marrow and a decrease in the production of red blood cells Chromium – a human carcinogen 2-Naphthylamine – a human carcinogen Nickel – can cause asthma attacks, chronic bronchitis, and reduced lung function Vinyl chloride – dizziness and sleepiness N-Nitrosodiethylamine – a human carcinogen N-Nitrosopyrrolidine – a human carcinogen N-Nitrosodiethanolamine – a human carcinogen Cadmium – possibly a human carcinogen Benzopyrene – can damage red blood cells Ammonia – can cause coughing and irritation to the nose and throat Acrolein – can cause irritation and damage to the lungs Pyridine – can cause headache, giddiness, drowsiness, increased heart rate and rapid breathing Catechol – can cause cough, burning sensation, and labored breathing Formaldehyde – can cause irritation to your nose, eyes, skin and throat Acetone – can irritate your nose, lungs, throat and eyes Hydrogen cyanide – can cause headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea and vomiting Nicotine – an addictive drug Carbon monoxide – enters the lungs and displaces oxygen from the bloodstream Toluene – can cause drowsiness, confusion, weakness, drunken-type actions, memory loss, nausea, loss of appetite, hearing loss and color vision loss Hydroquinone – can cause irritation to the eyes and respiratory system Carbon disulfide – can change breathing patterns and induce chest pains Lead – can cause weakness in your fingers, wrists and ankles and mind, can negatively affect your memory, can affect blood cell production and disrupt the male reproductive system Phenol – can lead to liver damage, diarrhea, dark urine and hemolytic anemia.

5 Non smoker lung Smoker lung

6 ‘Designated Areas’ These ‘Designated Areas’ would be a roped off area at least 150 Ft from any major activity. These areas will have signs saying this is a smoking allowed zone. Depending on the size of the event, and number of smokers expected, there may be fans installed to blow the second-hand smoke away from the central activity.

7 For more Statistics statistics-us-and-worldwide/ State Highlights, any figure: prental data smoking book content/uploads/2010/03/2010-Smoking-Statistics.jpg content/uploads/2010/03/2010-Smoking-Statistics.jpg Smokefree.gov: Smoking in Your State


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