05 Jun '11, 10am

Smokers don't care about your health: poll

Smokers don't care about your health: poll

SINGAPORE: Smokers in Singapore are not concerned about the negative health impact of smoking on others around them, according to the findings from a poll conducted by pharmaceutical company Pfizer, in conjunction with World No Tobacco Day. A total of 450 respondents, comprising smokers and non-smokers, were polled. Almost all (97.1 per cent) smokers polled were aware of the harmful effect of secondhand smoke to others, but 58.8 per cent said they continued to smoke in front of their families and friends who do not smoke. While unconcerned by the impact on secondhand smoke they leave behind, they were self conscious about the odour left behind by smoking. More women smokers (79.6 per cent) tend to mask the smell as compared to men. 57.1per cent said they sprayed some perfume after smoking. These however, will not eliminate the toxic residue from the smoke, which clings on ...

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