If people want to smoke, fine; don’t make the choice for me

I am concerned on the effects of second-hand smoke. I think that all restaurants should be smoke free. In Missouri only 24% of adults are smokers, so it would not be that many people who would be affected by the smoke free atmosphere. I don’t think that people who don’t smoke should have to tolerate the smoke of other people during their meals. Smoking is a nasty habit that causes 9,500 people each year to die. If that’s not bad enough, 1.180 people die each year from second-hand smoke. Also, smoking alone causes more deaths than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined. In my opinion, smoking should not be encouraged in any public place including restaurants. If people want to harm themselves, that’s their choice. I don’t want to be worried about the effects on my body from their second-hand smoke.

source: stltoday.com

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