To: manager of public places
Scientific research about the harms of second-hand tobacco smoke has been accumulating for over 20 years. There is no doubt that breathing second-hand tobacco smoke (SHS) is very dangerous to human health, causing cancer and many serious respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in children and adults, often leading to premature death.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded that there is no safe level of human exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, and the upcoming WHO policy recommendations on protection from exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke clearly state that the establishment of 100% smoke-free areas is the only way to protect the public to such exposure and its consequences.
The right to clean air, free from tobacco-smoke is a human right.
Therefore, we ask you to defend and protect the health of employers, workers and the public by implementing the necessary legislation that will make all public indoor working places, including bars and restaurants 100% smoke-free. We think this is a critical step to protecting our health and that of our children.
- Ajakan untuk Mengikuti ‘Hari Tanpa Tembakau Sedunia 2007′ by Priyadi (in Indonesian)
- World No Tobacco Day 2007 in WHO website
- WHO: Introduction: rigorous research leaves no doubt
- WHO: 100% smoke-free is the only answer
- WHO: Call for action
- WHO: Dismantling tobacco industry myths: be prepared with answers
- WHO: Not yet smoke-free? Here is what you can do…
- World No Tobacco Day in Wikipedia
- Tobacco: Deadly in Any Form, posted last year in Info
- Hari Tanpa Tembakau Sedunia 2006, posted last year in Minda Indra (in Indonesian)