Smoking In Public
Smoking in restaurants is a disruption to everyone?s meal, not just the smokers.
The dividers that restaurants owners provide do not keep the smoke from
spreading to non-smoking areas. The smokers do not worry about the smoke
because they have a filter and have made the choice to smoke. Most of the time
smokers do not even notice the smoke; they have become immune to smell of smoke.
Without the filter, the non-smokers end up taking in more toxins than smokers
do. Ventilation along with dividers may be a way to solve the smoke problem.
The dividers placed between smoking and non-smoking areas do not provide a good
enough barrier. As smoke is exhaled it is carried with the flow of air in the
room; this means the barriers are not tall enough to keep smoke from traveling
over them. The barriers themselves are sometimes only three to four feet tall,
this not tall enough to stop the smoke from lingering in the non-smokers area.
Smokers should be in separate rooms. This would keep the smoke from bothering
the non-smokers. This smoke is distracting and dangerous to those who do not
The toxins and carcinogens in cigarettes are not only harmful to the smokers,
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