Second Hand Smoke is getting Worse in Las Vegas

An Infant and Toddler are being killed by second hand smoke in New York New York Casino
An Infant and Toddler are being killed by second hand smoke in New York New York Casino

Only 19 percent of Americans smoke and only slightly higher worldwide, so why does Las Vegas allow smoking in all casinos? Nevada has a Statewide law banning smoking in public places, including private Restaurants, Shopping Malls and all types of stores. The exception is Casinos and the reason why is corruption. The tobacco lobby is way stronger than the American Cancer Society or American Lung Association, neither organization could stop the state from including Casinos in the smoking ban. The tobacco lobby convinced the state law makers that revenue from the casinos would plummet if smoking was banned there, even though this was proven to be only a temporary decline in other casino markets. Other markets like New Orleans actually are doing better after banning smoking entirely.

Millions of People are dying because of second hand smoke across Nevada Casinos, mostly Casino workers but also Casino patrons. Every life matters but what should wake up the Nevada Lawmakers is the fact that Children, even infants are breathing the deadly smoke at alarming rates. All Casinos allow Children to walk through or be pushed through in a stroller. Many times Children are lingering in the smoke for hours without Anyone telling them to move along. Take Flamingo for instance, the entrance for the Donny and Marie Show is in the Casino and Children are waiting in line breathing in the deadly smoke. Flamingo isn’t the only one but Flamingo has done little to nothing about the quality of air.

Cigar smoke is the worst of all: As FDA spokesman Michael Felberbaum recently said, “Large cigars can deliver as much as 10 times the nicotine, two times the tar and more than five times the carbon monoxide of a filtered cigarette.”

In reading the smoking law in the state of Nevada, it states that Local laws can override the ruling so all this time I was mad at the State lawmakers my anger should be toward the City of Las Vegas and The Clark County Commissioners. The City of Las Vegas has say so in Downtown Las Vegas but not the Strip because the Strip is not in the City Limits (It is in Paradise), Clark County Commissioners have authority to change the ruling on the Strip. The City of Las Vegas could change the law for the Downtown and north based Casinos. It might even be interesting if Downtown was to ban Casino smoking how many People would flock there instead of the strip.

There are plenty of solutions, the best one is to not allow smoking. The other ones are to have designated smoking areas or at least spend the money on the smoke eaters that actually clean the air for up to a 90 percent improvement. Glassed off areas for smokers would be a good solution, same as You see at the airport. That way the killers could play their slots and still see the rest of the Casino. When playing table games the dealer could be on the good side of the glass and hand the cards to the killers under the glass.

For smokers: If You see a place that You can smoke, it doesn’t mean You MUST smoke, use some consideration for others and smoke outside. And rest assure that Everyone around You hates the ground You walk on, They may not tell You like I will but they hate You. Imagine if I sneezed on You and just walked away, I can do that but I have consideration for other People so I do not do it.

Smokers are dying by the millions and new smokers are fewer and fewer so each year the percentage of smokers is lower and lower. It might be that Harry Reid and other idiots that run Nevada are waiting for the smokers to die instead of correcting the problem now. That is a sound plan but the problem is innocent People are dying with them.

NEVER Bring Your Children to Las Vegas
It might seem like a good idea but let’s be honest, You wanted to go to Vegas, not them. according to
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that secondhand smoke exposure increases the risk of lower respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia. The EPA estimates that between 150,000 and 300,000 annual cases of lower respiratory tract infections in infants and young children up to 18 months of age are attributable to secondhand smoke exposure. Of these cases, between 7,500 and 15,000 result in hospitalization.1

How bad is second hand smoke? There have been plenty of studies, not all agree but the one thing They do agree on is second hand smoke can be worse than being the smoker. The smoker has the benefit of the filter and when He exhales He blows away from His face. Where the second hand smoke hits You determines the harm it is doing to Your skin, lungs, throat and other parts of Your body. We didn’t even mention the fact that second hand smoke ruins Your clothes.

In The 2006 U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke, has concluded that (1) secondhand smoke exposure causes disease and premature death in children and adults who do not smoke; (2) exposure of adults to secondhand smoke has immediate adverse effects on the cardiovascular system and causes coronary heart disease and lung cancer; (3) there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke; and (4) establishing smokefree workplaces is the only effective way to ensure that secondhand smoke exposure does not occur in the workplace, because ventilation and other air-cleaning technologies cannot completely control for exposure of nonsmokers to secondhand smoke. According to the 2010 U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease, even occasional exposure to secondhand smoke is harmful and low levels of exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke lead to a rapid and sharp increase in dysfunction and inflammation of the lining of the blood vessels, which are implicated in heart attacks and stroke. Read more….