Scientists then estimated that passive smoking causes 379,000 deaths from heart disease, 165,000 deaths from lower respiratory disease, 36,900 deaths from asthma and 21,400 deaths from lung cancer a year.
This story-click on the link above-makes me wonder if Michigan should just ban the sale and use of cigarettes altogether.
Look at the number of people who die from secondhand smoke around the world. How many in Michigan die from smokers without being smokers themselves?
What's the cost to our state's healthcare system? How many illnesses could be prevented?
Aren't there pictures of President Obama smokig? Has his habit caused any illnesses or deaths because of secondhand smoke?
I know the argument about freedom of choice. But if I don't smoke and I get sick or die from somebody else's habit, there's a disconnect from that argument.
Don't you think?