It was found that 4 out of 5 homes in the USA today prohibit smoking inside. The new report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that in previous two decades the number of smoke-free homes was significantly increased in the country from 43% in 1992 to 83%in 2010.
These days homes become less tolerant towards smokers with 91.4% prohibiting use of tobacco inside in comparison with 58% in 90s. Almost half of homes banned smoking and it is five times increase over two past decades.
According to Brian King, a senior scientist in CDC’s Office of Smoking and Health, there was achieved a great progress in the number of households that do not permit smoking inside. However, in spite of progrees here still more is need to be done, because only 46% of homes with smokers do prohibit the smoking practice.
The report was published on September 5 in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and it is based on tobacco use surveys conducted in the USA. King says that increase of number of smoke-free homes in the country is necessary to protect kids from secondhand smoke effects. It is a well known fact that secondhand smoke may cause asthma attacks in kids and adults. In every American state and District of Columbia are found smoke-free homes.
However, among all states in Kentucky there is a lowest number of these homes (only 69.4%) where smoking is not allowed. In comparison with past times, this persentage was three times increased. The highest persenatge of smoke -free homes (almost 94%0 is in Utah.
Kind notes that there was changed people’s attitude towards smoking and towards secondhand smoke, as more and more people become conscipus about tobacco use.
Erika Sward, assistant vice president for national advocacy at the American Lung Association, told she is glad to know that so many homes don’t permit smoking.
In this situation smokers talk about their freedoms and say that it is their home and they should have right to use their Davidoff cigarettes.