I grew up in a home with a smoker. Every year I had terrible bouts with flu, pneumonia, and head colds. When I left home for college, I suddenly had fewer colds, and since I've been completely in a smoke-free environment since being married, I have had even fewer. I don't think that's a coincidence. Here's an article I found from www.medicalnews.com on the newest initiatives to keep our kids from being exposed to secondhand smoke and the dangers they face when exposed.
I've also added a new poll to the blog about smoking bans in public places. Please vote if you visit here and feel free to comment about your vote on this post. I'd love to know everyone's opinions. If it were a perfect world, I'd totally go with choice #1. I think choice #2 is the most logical--plus, it keeps the smokers contained in places where we non-smokers don't take our kids anyway, e.g. poolrooms and bars and they can puff away to their hearts' content (and lungs' destruction).
Article URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/83433.php