Why do we need to create a smoke-free environment in business area?
Even though your place does not have many smokers, but you should consider to create a free-smoke environment to improve your business images.
The Public Health Law, also known as the Clean Indoor Air Act (the Act) has created the “Smoke-Free” guidance so businessmen can implement in their business area.
The MPOWER recommendations of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
MPOWER is a series of six low-cost, high-impact interventions that help countries minimize tobacco demand. There are some of the measures:
- Monitoring tobacco use and prevention policies.
- Protecting people from tobacco smoke.
- Offering help to quit tobacco use.
- Warning about the dangers of tobacco.
- Enforcing bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
- Raising taxes on tobacco.
What is secondhand smoke, and why it harmful?
Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke from burning tobacco products. When the smokers light-up their cigarettes, cigars, or pipes they will exhale the smoke out of their breath. The smoke may dissappear, but it is still there and inhaled by other people who crossed by.
Tobacco contains about 7,000 chemicals, 70 out of it known can cause cancer.
Repeatedly exposed to the secondhand smoke can cause illness and deaths in infants, children, and adults also.
It can cause bronchitis, ear infections in children, and trigger the asthma for children and adults.
Where can smokers puff their cigarette?
According to the Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking and vaping in the following indoor areas:
- Places of employment;
- Restaurants, except as stated in Article 13-E, Section 1399-q of the NYS Public Health Law;
- Enclosed indoor areas open to the public that contain a swimming pool;
- Public means of mass transportation, including subways, underground subway stations, and, when occupied by passengers, buses, vans, taxicabs and limousines;
- Ticketing, boarding and waiting areas in public transportation terminals;
- All places of employment where services are offered to children including youth centers,
- detention facilities, child care facilities, child day care centers, group homes for children, public institutions for children and residential treatment facilities for children and youth;
- All schools and school grounds;
- All public and private colleges, universities and other educational and vocational institutions;
- General hospitals;
- Residential health-care facilities, except separately designated smoking and vaping rooms for adult patients;
- Commercial establishments used for the purpose of carrying on or exercising any trade, profession, vocation or charitable activity;
- All indoor arenas;
- Zoos; and
- Casinos or bingos facilities
Smoke Solution develops a set of efficient filtering system that can remove most of the airborne pollutants. There is an automatic motion sensor installed in each of the cabin and alternatively regulates the speed of the filtering system according to the movement inside the cabin. For their filters, Smoke Solution uses its own produced CO 2 neutral coconut charcoal. The harvest of the coconut shells is in a sustainable manner, without posing any harm to palm trees, animal habitats or the environment.
The ashtrays of the smoking cabins are fireproof and self-extinguishable. Lighted cigarette thrown into the ashtray will be extinguished and thus remove the risk of fire. Smoke cabins are modular and freestanding, they can be resized and relocated to fit in different locations, and follow the user patterns.