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Protect people from tobacco smoke

There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke, and even brief exposure can cause serious damage. Smoke-free legislation is popular wherever it is enacted, and these laws do not harm businesses. Any country, regardless of income level, can implement effective smoke-free legislation. Only a total ban on smoking in indoor public places, including all indoor workplaces, protects people from the harms of second-hand smoke, helps smokers quit and reduces youth smoking. Guidelines to article 8 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control help countries know exactly what to do to protect their people from second-hand smoke.

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