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Breathe Easy Boonville
Breathe Easy Boonville
Become a supporter of smoke-free air for everyone in Boonville
According to a recent repont on air quality in Boonville:
Smoking-allowed public places in Boonville had nearly 20 times the fine particulate matter air pollution of the smokefree public places. Average air quality for a smokefree public place was rated "good" by EPA standards, while that of smoking-allowed locations was "very unhealthy".

Read the complete Boonville Air Quality Monitoring Study online by clicking here.

pdf Download the study here.

pdfDownload information on the dangers of second-hand smoke here.

AIR QUALITY STUDY INDICATIONS

Breathe Easy Boonville
Letter A-M represent businesses within Boonville City limits
* = Smoke-free
^ = Non-smoking but open to smoking area businesses but open to smoking area

US EPA Air Quality Index: Health Advisory

Hazardous: People with heart or lung disease, older adults, or children should keep activity levels low. Everyone else should avoid all physical activity.

Very Unhealthy: People with heart or lung disease, older adults, or children should avoid all physical activity. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.

Unhealthy: People with heart or lung disease, older adults, or children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

Sensitive: People with heart or lung disease, older adults, or children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

Moderate: Unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.

Good: Within the healthy air quality range.


TOBACCO SMOKE HURTS ANYONE EXPOSED TO IT

Every year 10,000 Missouri residents die from tobacco related illnesses. 1,200 are due to exposure to second-hand smoke.According to the Surgeon General “there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke”. It contains more than 7,000 chemicals and chemical compounds; including hundreds that are toxic and at least 69 known carcinogens (cancer causing agents). Every exposure to it can have immediate effects on your health. The more you are exposed, the more your body is damaged.

A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY

Even a small amount of exposure can create damages to the circulatory system similar to that of an active pack-a-day smoker.

Within 5 minutes
aorta stiffens as much as smoking a cigarette; your heart has to work harder to pump

Within 20 minutes
blood platelets become sticky damaging your heart; can lead to blood clots

Within 30 minutes
ability to handle LDL (bad) cholesterol is decreased

NON–SMOKING SECTIONS AND FILTRATION SYSTEMS DO NOT WORK.

No feasible ventilation system can re duce secondhand smoke exposure to safe levels. At best, these specialized air filtration systems can only remove the irritants and odors caused by secondhand smoke. The only known ways of protecting people from secondhand smoke are to either contain smoking in a separate facility with a separate ventilation system or to have the facility be completely smoke free.