This page is beginning a section that will present a variety of public service messages dealing with various aspects of the tobacco problem as it affects all of us.
Here is a series of advertisements that have been run in the
newspaper in Pueblo, Colorado under the banner -
- A smoky room is up to six times as polluted as a busy highway.
- Employees working in a smoke-filled environment can breath up to two packs of cigarettes in secondhand smoke during one 8-hour shift.
- In Colorado, 77% of the adult population does not smoke.
- Nonsmokers are 82% more likely to suffer a stroke if exposed to secondhand smoke.
- Nonsmoking sections do not eliminate nonsmokers' exposure to secondhand smoke. The smoke does not remain in the smoking section.
- Secondhand smoke can cause lung cancer and heart attacks in nonsmokers.
- Secondhand smoke causes 30 times as many cases of lung cancer as all regulated air pollutants combined.
- Secondhand smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, such as those found in paint stripper and toilet cleaner.
- Secondhand smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, such as those found in rat poison and lighter fluid.
- Secondhand smoke is estimated to kill 500 Coloradoans each year.
- Secondhand smoke is known to cause cancer in humans. There is no safe level of exposure.
- Secondhand smoke is the third leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., killing 53,000 nonsmokers a year.
- Smoking environments deny access to people with breathing disabilities.
- Workplaces that allow smoking have a higher rate of absenteeism.
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