The 2020 Olympics is fast approaching but the anti-smoking laws still lag world standards in host Japan. A new law is expected to pass because of pressure on the host nation but with concessions to Japanese businesses.
Many employers have taken initiative to ban smoking in their workplaces in order to reduce second-hand smoke and to encourage their employees to stop smoking. A new study suggests that let alone prohibiting smoking habits at work will not ensure the reduction or quitting of smoking because smokers may be influenced by another smoker at home.
Researchers found that cigarette smoke and second-hand smoke contributed to even more negative health effects for obese people.
Study reports that non-smoking hotel rooms are still contaminated with nicotine residue because smoke tends to travel throughout the building.
Active and passive (second-hand) exposure to nicotine, can mean complications for the unborn child of pregnant women. While this is not groundbreaking news by any means, researchers have conducted a more comprehensive study on how passive smoke can affect the physiological, sensory, motor and attention responses of newborns.