Why not smoke?
On June 1, 2014, a new law on smoking came into force in Russia. In agreement with him, smoking in prohibited places entails fines ranging from 500 to 1500 rubles, in some cases 2000-3000 rubles.
Where you can not smoke
The law states that it is not allowed to smoke in public places. These include:
- railway stations, aprons and train cars;
- bus terminals, airports, sea and river piers, as well as buildings of the port itself;
- bars, restaurants and other catering facilities;
- dormitories, hotels, lounges;
- territories of markets, shopping centers, etc .;
- educational institutions, playgrounds, parks and other places of mass recreation;
- metro stations, elevators, gas stations, beaches, etc.
Often, in places where smoking is prohibited by law, special places for smoking are set up, located at some distance from a prohibited object.
In more detail with the list of prohibited places you will get acquainted with our article Where you can not smoke. We also recommend that you familiarize yourself with the information on whether smoking in the stairwell.
Effects of smoking
By introducing the law, the authorities of our country want to reduce the number of smokers, creating certain inconveniences for the owners of this harmful habit, and also to protect non-smokers from the harmful effects of tobacco smoke (passive smoking is no less dangerous than active). The fact that smoking has a negative effect on human health does not tire of warning the Ministry of Health for many years.
There are a number of reasons why this habit should be abandoned, and those who do not smoke should not start at all. The effects of smoking include:
- Chronical bronchitis;
- lung cancer and oncology of other organs (stomach, esophagus, oral cavity, breast, prostate gland);
- stomach ulcer;
- myocardial infarction, stroke;
- weakening of erection;
- premature aging and death.
To this you can add an unaesthetic appearance: yellow bloom on the teeth, bad breath.
The dangers of smoking for children and adolescents
Children and adolescents are the most vulnerable category of potential smokers. They are easily involved, quickly become addicted, and harm their health. In childhood and adolescence, the body does not have all the necessary resources to protect against harmful effects, so nicotine, getting into the blood of a child,acts more destructively. That is why it is absolutely impossible for children to smoke.
Danger of smoking for pregnant women
When a person smokes, he deliberately harms his health. But when a pregnant woman smokes, she, in addition to her, endangers the health of an unborn child. In the mother's womb, the fetus is formed from the elements entering its body, and far from harmless substances enter the mother’s blood with nicotine. They can have a detrimental effect on the formation of the organs of the future baby and even cripple his life. There is a risk of preterm delivery.
Maternity is a big responsibility for someone else's life! Therefore, it is important to quit smoking long before the pregnancy, and it is advisable not to return to this habit even after the birth of the baby.
Useful information for those who want to quit smoking
A sensible person, who values his health and life, will understand that you should not even begin to smoke, so as not to face difficulties in giving up this habit. But there are those who already smoke and want to quit, but do not know how to do it.
There is an opinion that it is impossible to stop smoking. Why? Nicotine in cigarettes is a mild addictive drug and tobacco addict.Therefore, the rejection of it entails symptoms similar to those experienced by drug addicts during the "breaking" period. There are various programs to quit smoking, but the most important condition for the success of any of them is the smoker’s desire to completely get rid of addiction!
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