- secondhand smoke causes premature death and disease in children and adults who do not smoke;
- children exposed to secondhand smoke are at an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), acute respiratory infections, ear problems and more severe asthma. Smoking by parents causes respiratory symptoms and slows lung growth in children;
- exposure of adults to secondhand smoke has immediate adverse effects on the cardiovascular system and causes coronary heart disease and lung cancer; and
- the scientific evidence indicates that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.
Please register a formal complaint about my treatment by the Department of Health regarding denial of access to healthcare. I believe my rights are being breached with no justification and in a way that is disproportionate to an argument of protection of public health. I am being harmed by inhumane treatment and removal of my rights to make my own lifestyle choices.
And a call from your 'stakeholders'