"Let's join Laguna Beach in making SAN CLEMENTE a non-smoking city."
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70 Cities in California have adopted some sort of outdoor smoking ban. Laguna Beach has passed a "Non Smoking City" ban. Dana Point is currently exploring the same path. Please join in the fight for non-smoker's rights in San Clemente!
When non-smokers are exposed to SHS (Second Hand Smoke) it’s called involuntary smoking or passive smoking. Non-smokers who breathe in SHS take in nicotine and toxic chemicals the same way smokers do. The more SHS you breathe, the higher the levels of these harmful chemicals in your body.
FROM THE Center for Disease Control:
Secondhand smoke is the combination of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke breathed out by smokers. Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals. Hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer.
Since the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report, 2.5 million adults who were nonsmokers died because they breathed secondhand smoke.
There is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.
Secondhand smoke causes numerous health problems in infants and children, including more frequent and severe asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Smoking during pregnancy results in more than 1,000 infant deaths annually.
Some of the health conditions caused by secondhand smoke in adults include coronary heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer.
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