Friday, December 05, 2008

Arcade

A bunch of us went to the arcade a few days back. Was waiting for the movie, and we had about 45mins to the screening. And I wanted to play the Air Hockey Table ( I should get one of those XD ).

Air Hockey Table
Players

Ah.. The arcade. Brings back memories.
Last time they had this Sega City when Sunway Pyramid just opened. That was gazillions years ago. And I would frequent that place like a person without a home. You know la.. small boys are crazy over the arcade at that time.

Now times have changed. Even adults visit the arcade these days.

Rambo Daddy

Classic example of indirect violence education to the younger generation.

But this is not as bad as idiots smoking just next to their infant child. Poor child suffering from secondhand smoke because of puffing happy stupid dad.

As quoted from a health site:
Secondhand smoke is especially harmful to young children. Secondhand smoke is responsible for between 150,000 and 300,000 lower respiratory tract infections in infants and children under 18 months of age, resulting in between 7,500 and 15,000 hospitalizations each year, and causes 430 sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) deaths in the United States annually.

For more information of the risks of secondhand smoke, visit Secondhand Smoke Fact Sheet. Or you could just google it for even more information.

Here are some fast facts on secondhand smoke:
  • a known cause of cancer in humans (Group A carcinogen)

  • contains hundreds of chemicals known to be toxic or carcinogenic

  • Passive smoking has been linked to the narrowing of the carotid arteries, which carry blood to the brain

  • aggravate symptoms in children with asthma

  • Short exposures to secondhand smoke can cause blood platelets to become stickier, damage the lining of blood vessels, decrease coronary flow velocity reserves, and reduce heart rate variability, potentially increasing the risk of heart attack

It's like, the parent want to make his child dumb or die at a younger age by causing all of the above symptoms to the innocent kid. Aih.. smoking parents, please love your family more..

2 comments:

Allan said...

The thing on second hand smoking is sooo true... that's why I avoid people who smoke because we're the ones who are even more in danger. Love your blog by the way, soo cool! :)

zhao said...

Thanks man :)

Yea.. must spread the word on secondhand smoke. Next time if we see a parent smoking next to his/her child, we must give that person 'the stare'.