International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Labour Organization (ILO)

A recent research, Experiencing Second-hand Smoking Onboard Ships by Seafarers, sheds light on how second-hand smoke can negatively affect crew's health and ability to perform routine tasks.

The research, conducted by Jeric Bacasdoon, found that 98% of the non-smoking crew onboard are exposed to second-hand smoke, which is proved by numerous studies to cause serious effects on health, including cancer.

It is emphasized that the said research is not against smoking as Bacasdoon also acknowledges the rights of smokers to smoke onboard.

However, the study intends to raise awareness that seafarers experience second-hand smoking onboard so that policies will be created to protect them from it.

We, the undersigned, call on the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to help protect seafarers from second-hand smoke onboard ships.

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The Protect Seafarers from Second-hand Smoke Onboard Ships - CLICK AND SIGN THIS PETITION NOW! petition to International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Labour Organization (ILO) was written by Jeric Bacasdoon and is in the category Health at GoPetition.