- What are you breathing?
- Would you like poison in your water? How about poison in your food?
- Whether you patronize a casino or work in a casino ... YOU ARE SMOKING!
What are you breathing?
POISON! Here are just a few of the 7,000 chemicals and compounds in tobacco smoke: Acetone – found in nail polish remover. Acetic Acid – an ingredient in hair dye. Ammonia – a common household cleaner. Arsenic – used in rat poison. Benzene – found in rubber cement Butane – used in lighter fluid. Cadmium – active component in battery acid. Carbon Monoxide – released in car exhaust fumes. Formaldehyde – embalming fluid. Hexamine – found in barbecue lighter fluid. Lead – used in batteries. Naphthalene – an ingredient in mothballs. Methanol – a main component in rocket fuel Nicotine – used as insecticide. Tar – material for paving roads. Toluene - used to manufacture paint (http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/whats-in-a-cigarette.html?referrer=https://www.google.com)
Would you like poison in your water? How about poison in your food?
TRUE or FALSE? Are there regulations that require the food and water to be safe in our casinos but NOT the air we breathe? TRUE! NO ONE REGULATES THE SECONDHAND SMOKE IN CASINOS!!! NO ONE!!! Smoke-filled casinos have up to 50 times more cancer-causing particles in the air than highways and city streets clogged with diesel trucks in rush hour traffic. (http://www.no-smoke.org/document.php?id=316)
Whether you patronize a casino or work in a casino ... YOU ARE SMOKING!
Since 1964, approximately 2,500,000 nonsmokers have died from health problems caused by exposure to secondhand smoke (http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/general_facts/). When we breathe secondhand smoke, we are breathing the same 7,000 chemicals a cigarette smoker breathes. (Unlike the smoker, there is no cigarette filter for secondhand smoke!) Less than 2 hours of exposure to secondhand smoke is enough to impair the heart's ability to pump blood, placing susceptible casino patrons and workers at acute risk of heart disease (http://news.stanford.edu/news/2011/march/casino-secondhand-smoke-032511.html).