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DN Opinion. Smoking belongs to the past

Reply to submitter ”of the great range on the smoker must come to an end” by Anna-Maria Ingerö: Smoking is probably the biggest self-inflicted cause of death

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DN Opinion. Smoking belongs to the past

Reply to submitter ”of the great range on the smoker must come to an end” by Anna-Maria Ingerö:

Smoking is probably the biggest self-inflicted cause of death in our time. In the order of half of all smokers will die of smoking-related diseases.

It is equivalent to an annual more than one in ten deaths, ten times more than the number of suicide, more than 30 times more than car-related deaths and more than 120 times more than those who die in work-related accidents.

in order to bring down the death rate in traffic and at work. At the same time, the debate of smoking is still in defying the pretext of the freedom of the individual, the surveillance society and the other, often selfish, cynical and short-term flora of the argument.

I often suffer from migraine, which is triggered by, for example, tobacco smoke. I am constantly reminded of the disrespectful and often, unfortunately, unsuspecting smokers, the maintenance of the ”freedom” to get smoke anywhere and anytime.

I can sit in a traffic jam to work and get the migraine attack by the tobacco smoke from a driver several cars ahead of me. Then a year and a half I have started cycling to and from work a few days a week. It means two hours in the saddle.

for high particle concentrations through the city heart, but I feel acutely bad when I pass Götgatan, the main railway Station and other places where smokers tend to engage in their ”freedom” remarkably often.

Both my parents have been smokers. Unfortunately, I have followed a former colleague to lose its death throes against lung cancer. Itself I suffer a disease that means that I suffer more from tobacco smoke than many others.

For me it seems completely incomprehensible that I can go to a restaurant for lunch in the Mall of Scandinavia and next to me another customer served hookah, which unequivocally drop out of both the nicotine that carbon monoxide, among other pollutants, which is still allowed.

many smokers ' high-handed freedom to dispose of cigarette butts through the car window or in the gutter and the constant fight to stand at the front in the fresh air in the direction of the wind when you smoke on the platform, preferably in front of the förbudsskylten, so that all other fellow human beings imposed upon the become passive smokers which is proven is a major health risk.

the Tobacco industry is financially strong and investing huge amounts in marketing and lobbying. What if instead we could invest these sums in to help the earth's population to a better life!

in Addition, the very large environmental impact tobacco growing has on the environment. There are devastated huge areas of rainforest and large amounts of pesticides for this production.

the new tag and treat smoking for what it is. Smoking belongs to the past. We will in the future laugh at how the man exposed himself to this. It's nothing we want to expose our children and the environment.

If for any reason we want to maintain our right to use nicotine, there are many substitutes for this. I hope no one would defend that the introduction of smoking tobacco if it were invented today, but when I see marijuanadebatten get it even me to doubt humanity. Let's reverse this trend!

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