Smoking Free New York City

The movement for making NYC as the smoking-free city started and fruits of this movement were cherished in 2003. The government prohibited smoking in the public areas as escalating pollution problems, mounting diseases and an increase in the death rate of citizens activated healthcare organizations to raise a voice. Fine of $50 was imposed on the law violators (Adams and Malarcher, 2012).
The movement brought considerable results as a huge majority of the individuals immediately stopped smoking in public areas but after a few months. people were back on track again. Violation of law started again and smoking scenario can be seen in the city. The amount is not that paramount though but pollution in the city is rising due to this problem. People do not smoke in public parks, public transport, and bars but on pedestrian trails. smokers are found (Patel, Thomson and Wilson, 2012).
The creation of the law of nonsmoking in 2003 had a strong basis for the death of 50,000 individuals per annum. The 14 miles beaches of the city beside 1700 parks were declared nonsmoking areas. The City Council of New York passed the law by keeping in view casualties of several individuals. Smoking was banned on a pedestrian walkthrough, bars, shopping malls too. Respiratory infections, lungs cancer, asthma, and cardiovascular diseases emerged due to cigarette smokers. Smokers lay a negative impact on society too. People are not able to enjoy on public spots due to smoking and even pessimistic message is taken by the children (Ossad, 2011).
The law against smoking free NYC was formulated in 1988 but amendments in it continued for three consecutive times. Lately, in 2003, the law was enforced vibrantly into the city. The rise of this critical issue was important because of&nbsp.the increasing pathetic condition of citizens. Non-smokers had to face the consequences of smokers because of passive smoking.

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