According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Non-smokers who breathe in secondhand smoke take in nicotine and other toxic chemicals just like smokers do.
Exposure to secondhand smoke is a health hazard. Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including 69 dangerous cancer-causing substances like formaldehyde and arsenic.
St. Louisans are proud people. We take pride our professional sports teams yet we are one of the last professional sports cities to allow smoking indoors. 73% of St. Louis County residents support stepping outside to smoke and 66% of St. Louis City residents support the same measure.
Everyone has the right to breathe smoke-free air.