Daniel California

Smoking in children's presence

Many children are being exposed to second-hand smoking which can affect their lungs at a very young age.

Dear Future President,

     Numerous minors are unprotected against second-hand smoke which ends up giving them Asthma or maybe even lung cancer. Kids shouldn't be victims to others smoking since they're lungs development could be endangered or even develop lung cancer as a long term affect. This topic should't even be an issue since there are already many smoking restrictions, but I feel like these laws aren't enforced enough. A solution to maybe fix this issue is to increase prices on cigarettes or any products with nicotine to maybe lessen the consumer rate of harmful products. Another solution is to have harsher laws based on smoking, because people who have never even smoked in their life been affected by the risks as the smoker. Statistics show that 2 out of every 5 children are exposed to second-hand smoke. Even though 60% of children are not victims, 40% are. These are just kids who haven't done anything yet in their lives to deserve such a thing. Another studies show that children can develop ear infections, have severe asthma attacks, and SIDS. In contrast, second-hand smoke exposure has been lowered in the past few years, but that doesn't necessarily mean everyone is protected. I feel this is a world-wide issue that must be solved very soon rather than to be left alone.

                                                                                      Sincerely , Daniel