Everyone has the right to breath clean air!
Tobacco Smoke Ingredients:
- Toluene-found in paint thinners
- Ammonia-used in household cleaners
- Butane-used in lighter fluid
- Hydrogen Cyanide-used in chemical weapons
- Carbon Monoxide-found in car exhaust
- Chromium-used to make steel
- Arsenic-used in pesticides
- Lead-once used in paint
- Cadmium-used in making batteries
Secondhand smoke is dangerous and jeopardizes the health all of whom are exposed to its toxic chemicals.
...is a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar and the smoke exhaled from the lungs of smokers.
...remains in a room for up to 5 hours after the cigarette is extinguished.
...contains more than 4,000 chemicals, 200 of which are poisonous and 43 of which cause cancer in humans.
...causes almost 50,000 deaths in adult nonsmokers in the United States each year, including approximately 3,400 from lung cancer and 22,700-69,600 from heart disease.
...is unsafe in any amount, according to the Surgeon General's Report.
...can cause Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, asthma and bronchitis in children.
...puts your pets at greater risk for nasal cancer and respiratory illness.
The University of Montana cares about the health of students, staff, faculty, and visitors and is a Tobacco Free Campus.
The state of Montana also cares about the health of its citizens and believes that everyone has the right to breathe clean air, which is why the Montana legislature created the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act in 2005. The law prohibits smoking in any public building or on any public school property. Some bars and casinos applied for a temporary exemption from the law, but all bars and casinos must be smoke-free by October 2009.