NEW YORK’S BAN ON SMOKING IN BARS AND RESTAURANTS HIT THE STATE BY SURPRISE!!! This ban puts New York alongside California and Delaware as having the most stringent indoor smoking prohibitions in the nation and will improve the health of tens of thousands of employees and customers (CNN). I strongly agree with New York’s ban on smoking in bars and restaurants for various reasons but the main reason being the health of the individual and the innocent people who gets the second hand smoke. In this essay I will be explaining to you why I agree with this ban and why smoking endangers the health of every one that’s present.
New York’s ban will also go into effect for all bowling alleys, pool halls, betting parlors, and even company cars. The ban will have a few exemptions, to include private residences, personal cars, Indian and American casinos and cigar bars that are already registered in New York City (CNN). New York passed the strongest public health policy ever. Ever since the ban went into effect, statistics have proven that the ban is saving lives of thousands of Americans. Bars and restaurants are making more money; stats show that it wasn’t any declines in business. Personally, I hate going in a club or a bar that has a cloud of smoke in it and when you leave your whole body and clothes smells disgusting with cigarette smoke. I’m glad that I can leave and return home smelling like the cologne I put on to go out with and not smoke. As of last year, New York City had 19% fewer adult smokers than it did in 2002, according to a study published today in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (Hitti). That translates to 240,000 fewer adults’ smokers among New York City residents and perhaps 80,000 lives saved over time (Hitti). Smoking decreased in New York among men and Hispanics in 2006.
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Young adult smoking had the city’s biggest drop in at 35% from 2002 to 2006. The statistics alone proves that the ban was a long...