The Meteorite Museum begins process to be 100% Free of Tobacco Smoke and Emissions
Cultur already obtained the corresponding recognitions for the XXI Century and Chichén Itzá
Mérida, Yucatán, April 24, 2023. In order to obtain the recognition of "Space 100% Free of Tobacco Smoke and Emissions", today, staff of the Meteorite Museum, located in Progreso, took the awareness talk that was in charge of the psychologist Shanny Cámara Canto, responsible for that program in Yucatan and trainer of the Health Services in the State.
The talk was attended by 18 workers of the tourist site that represents 87% of the total (21), so that it was covered with the minimum requirement that is 80%, to continue with the process.
The next step will be to install signage signs warning visitors of the ban on smoking or vaping and that they can be subject to sanctions ranging from reprimands, fines or even arrests.
Then, Cultur will organize and carry out its "third mattress" to decontaminate both the interior and the surroundings of the building of cigarette butts that are highly polluting waste.
It should be noted that the Meteorite Museum will be the third service unit that will obtain the recognition of 100% Free Space of Tobacco Smoke and Emissions, which already have the Convention and Exhibition Center Siglo XXI and the Parador de Chichén Itzá.
Mauricio Díaz Montalvo, general director of Cultur, asked his collaborators that, once the corresponding recognition is obtained, the space becomes a kind of protected area, so that everyone has the responsibility to ensure that no one enters smoking or vaping.
-With all due respect we will have to ask people to put out their cigarette or vape and if they do not want to do so then urge them to leave the place ... In extreme cases, which we hope will not occur, request the help of the municipal police to proceed in accordance with the law, he added.
During the talk, Cámara Canto explained among other things that the use of electronic cigarettes and vapers, which today can go unnoticed because they look like boxes of flavored gum or markers, definitely do not constitute a safe way to quit conventional cigarettes.
Vape manufacturers say they only contain propylene glycol, glycerin and flavorings, but hide that they actually also contain ether, benzyl alcohol, menthol, ethyl tipinate, isoamyl acetate, eugenol (used to kill fish) and linalool, which is used as an insecticide against flies and cockroaches.
In addition, added the speaker, studies have shown that electronic devices when activated generate significant levels of cadmium, nickel, copper, tin, lead, silver and aluminum that end up lodging in the body.
It should also be considered that heating the battery increases the risk of cancer of those who use the aforementioned devices.
Publicado por: Cultur