The new smoking ban in St. Louis County and St. Louis city will make it healthier for everyone who wants to go to a restaurant or any public place indoors, maybe even giving that last little push a person might need to quit smoking. It will definitely serve as a good example for the youngest among us according to Mercy Children’s Hospital Pediatric Pulmonologist Dr. John Spivey.
Adults serve as role models to kids – not only positive role models but in the negative too. So when a child sees a parent or other adult smoking they are more likely to pick up on the bad habit. With restaurants now smoke-free not only will it be healthier with no second-hand smoke, children will have less opportunity to observe adults smoking.
Check out the Dr. John Spivey’s interview with more reasons the smoking ban is a good thing.