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Passive Smoking

Paul Robinson considers the effect on our health of passive smoking and how we might mitigate it.

The process of inhaling any form of tobacco smoke is detrimental to one's health, no matter if it is through direct intent or as a second-hand byproduct. Still, the first case indicates a voluntary choice of any individual, whereas the second may come as result of sharing any closed space with a stranger.

The Health Effects of Passive Smoking

Passive, or second-hand smoke as it is known, is the smoke that comes out of the cigar while burning, as well as the one that is breathed out of the smoker in your vicinity. While there is still some room for doubt, scientific data strongly claim that inhaling this form of smoke is even more damaging than actually smoking the cigar, cigarette or even pipe.

People interested in any form of fitness or personal health improvement are less likely to adopt this habit, but such personal choices are up to each one individually. Now, when it affects the surrounding environment in damaging ways, it might be good to be informed about it and possibly develop an approach to mitigate it.

The second-hand smoke contains about 7000 chemicals, over 50 of which are cancer-related. What is more, such smoke can retain itself in a certain room even after you can no longer see or smell it.

The lungs are the most vulnerable organs in such cases, and people with chronic respiratory problems such as asthma could note significant rise in symptoms.

Coronary diseases can also be caused by passive smoke, along with many health effects on the person's outward appearance – skin glow, hair and clothes smell and much more.

How to Mitigate Such Effects

As mentioned already, passive smoking is exactly what the name suggests – a completely involuntary act that you need to endure along with its side-effects. In this regard, people who only occasionally get in contact with such smoke may not find it as urgent, but those that regularly visit such locations or have an active smoker living in their home will definitely need to adopt a strategy, for everyone's benefit.

Since the first scientific data confirmed the effects of smoking on people's health, many laws have been passed in favour of keeping non-smokers safe from second-hand smoke-filled environments. As such, public cafes, bars and other locations became smoke-free, but some countries and specific locations are still looking for a way around the legislation. Namely, the casino floors all over the world employ standard techniques to keep players betting. They avoid windows and clocks as symbols of the outside world and tend to provide free liquor and free smoking areas, often disturbing other enthusiasts which do not practice smoking. Nowadays, efforts are made to regulate this area, but until your favourite location is smoke-free, you can take your action to the online casinos and enjoy the benefits of the tech era.

A smoker in one's home may be more difficult to handle, but setting up some ground rules - special smoking jacket or room, could help them quit the habit altogether.

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About the Author

Paul Robinson is a online marketer having good knowledge on gambling, sports and games related topics. He is a good gambling player as well.

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