Parents Smoking Habit Not in Front of Kids
Usually when parents light up a cigarette forget that near them are children. That’s why government decided to ban smoking in front of children.
Of course, interdicting parents lighting up at home, or in cars, if they are with their children will make them aggressive.
The Government will also declare it proposals to go ahead with a ban on all advertising on tobacco packs. That’s mean that on all cigarettes packaging will be marked health warnings.
The Government’s aim is to divide the number of adults who smoke by 2020. The current Department of Health target, which they require to be on target to meet, is to lower smoking influence to one in five people by next year.
Researchers reported that government wish to use an aggressive marketing campaign which will convince parents to stop smoking in front of sensitive young children.
Other measures which government intends to establish will include: more exact realization of guidelines on smoking in films and television programs; new regulations on the selling of tobacco accessories; and placing a total ban on smoking and the sale of cigarettes within the London 2012 Olympic site.
For example the same ban on parents smoking was approved in various American regions and cities. In Britain, calls to ban parents smoking in cars have been led by Professor Terence Stephenson, President of the Royal College of Pediatric Health.
He reported: “Why on earth would you light up in your car while children are sitting quite happily in the back? On the pretension wouldn’t pass the packet round and invite the kids to light up, why make them breathe tobacco smoke at all? You can’t afflict this on your colleagues at work any more. Why should we treat our children’s health as a lower priority than our employees?”
Prof Stephenson added: “If you act to make people safer, you get accused of introducing the nanny state. If you let people make their own decisions, you get accused of disregard. It’s extremely reasonable, common sense – but is seen by some as too harsh and the trickling of nanny state rules again.”
The Government beforehand consulted on a packaging ban in 2008, but avoided from its introduction due to fears about its influence on the tobacco industry.
Statistics show that while there are 2.4 million fewer smokers in Britain than when Labor came to power in 1997, more than 80,000 people still die in England every year, and the annual costs to the NHS are estimated to be £2.7 billion.
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