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When Will Disney Ban Smoking In The U.S. Parks?

Woody13

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Second-hand smoke is dangerous, surgeon general says in new report
By Joseph Gerth
jgerth@courier-journal.com
The Courier-Journal

The U.S. Surgeon General said Tuesday that evidence confirms or suggests a wide range of health problems caused by exposure to second-hand smoke.

In the broadest report yet on second-hand smoke, Surgeon General Richard Carmona said that while smoke-free laws and policies across the country have helped, second-hand smoke remains a problem.

In the report, Carmona calls for laws to restrict smoking in public places and encourages people to voluntarily stop smoking in their homes, especially when children are present.

The report says that air cleaners and other mechanical devices are ineffective in removing carcinogens and other pollutants from the air.

The report says that second-hand smoke causes premature death and disease among adults and children, in addition to coronary heart disease and lung cancer.

It also says second-hand smoke causes low birth weights and premature babies, sudden infant death syndrome, low respiration in children and middle-ear infections.

The report says evidence also suggests a link between second-hand smoke and breast cancer, brain tumors, childhood lymphoma and leukemia.

The report comes on the heels of a University of Kentucky study that found overall air quality in Louisville bars, restaurants and entertainment spots hasn’t improved since the city’s partial smoking ban took effect last November.

Like the surgeon general’s report, the UK study also found that air quality had not improved in a business that provided a designated smoking room — with virtually the same levels of tobacco smoke inside the smoking room and the non-smoking area.

Louisville Metro Council members have said they may tighten the city’s smoking ban, which exempts bars and businesses with self-ventilated smoking areas. But they have said they will wait until the ordinance is a year old.
 

MagicalMonorail

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I hope WDW bans smoking in it's parks soon. One thing I noticed last time I went was a big number of people smoking. The problem is that some people smoke wherever they please and not in designated areas. We saw people smoking everywhere and Cast Members did nothing. Does anyone have the address to WDW Guest Relations so I can write a letter of complaint?
 

ctwhalerman

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coasterphil said:
All parks across the country should just ban it already. All attempts to regulate it are, for the most parts, complete failures.

The problem is, most smokers are considerate of others, and tend to respect the laws, but some just have no regard for others. The only real solution is to strictly enforce the rules until it gets implanted in their heads. It's worked in bars, there's no reason the rules can't work in the parks.
 

Woody13

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ctwhalerman said:
The problem is, most smokers are considerate of others, and tend to respect the laws, but some just have no regard for others. The only real solution is to strictly enforce the rules until it gets implanted in their heads. It's worked in bars, there's no reason the rules can't work in the parks.
It has nothing to do with being considerate. Second hand smoke is a health hazard to all people and especially children. Indoors or outdoors, second hand smoke is harmful. There are no special rules that "work" in bars. :wave:
 

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