It may have become apparent to you that smoking a pipe has become restricted in many places. There have been laws put in place that make the public smoking of any tobacco unlawful. It is very important to adapt to these changes in law by thoroughly understanding them.
The ban on pipe smoking is not universal to every country across the world but there are several reasons that the ones that have choose to do so. It is now common knowledge that tobacco smoke causes health risks. People who do not smoke want protection from exposure to the dangers posed by secondhand smoke. Many others are worried that impressionable children may take up the habit after seeing someone else smoking. The health awareness movement is working against tobacco in general. Bans on what types of tobacco can be smoked and where it can happen are being put into effect. The majority of states, as an example, have banned smoking in restaurants and children’s playgrounds. Some forms of tobacco, however, are still allowed such as spit-less chewing tobacco as it can usually be put in the users mouth without anybody taking notice.
Because the smoke from a pipe is not intended to be inhaled, many people are under the impression that it is not dangerous. This, however, is untrue. Pipe tobacco contains just as many dangerous toxins as any other form or tobacco smoke. Even when you do not inhale the smoke on purpose you body is sure to still absorb the toxins from the smoke. Purposefully inhaling the can cause many horrid and deadly health problems such as lung, mouth and throat cancer or emphysema. It can also be harmful to pregnant women and their fetuses. Women who smoked during pregnancy or exposed to regular secondhand smoke had babies prone to issues such as SIDS or low birth weight.
While smoking a pipe is not illegal in itself what is illegal is smoking one in public. Included are any places that people gather in mass including restaurants, bars and parks. Smoking is even restricted within a certain distance from those places. The intention is to keep the secondhand smoke from spreading to others. You are still allowed to smoke a pipe within your own home. Renters, however, should make sure to find out if smoking is allowed on the particular property. Many states have even made it illegal to smoke in a car if there are children in it.
With all of these restrictions in place it is important to be careful when and where you smoke. Pipe smoking is unlawful in most public places and you must be aware as to be protected yourself as well as those around you.
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