Submitted by Rachael Meleady on Tuesday 7th September 2021
Published on Wednesday 15th September 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Tuesday 15th March 2022
Current Signatures: 9
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Ban smoking in all public places
Research confirms the harmful effects second hand smoke (passive smoking) has on health. Make it illegal to smoke in all public areas (the street, beaches, parks, restaurant/public house gardens) to protect children and non smokers from carcinogenic toxins.
Secondhand smoke causes cancer in adults who have never smoked. Children exposed to SHS have a 40% increased risk of bladder cancer later in life. Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke have an increased risk of developing cancer by 20–30%.
It is unfair for children & non-smokers to be exposed to cancer causing toxins when walking down the street or whilst out shopping.
Private establishments can provide enclosed designated smoking areas if required.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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