Smoking in public places puts everyone at risk of experiencing health complications due to secondhand smoke. This means even those who do not smoke are likely to suffer, as they inhale smoke from the burning end of the cigarette and that which is exhaled by the smoker.
Inhaling secondhand smoke puts people at a risk of getting lung cancer and coronary heart disease. Secondhand smokers may also experience complications to their blood and blood vessels, which can then lead to death by heart attack. Effects of secondhand smoke are more severe in pregnant women and young babies. Public smoking also contributes to environmental degradation.