Imagine the concern if this much cigarette smoke was part of the daily walk to and from school?
These photos were taken on the last day of school in 2019. Thick smoke poured out of a couple of homes on this Courtenay street just as students were walking home from school.
While drivers probably smelled the smoke as they drove through, the youth who walked home were bathed in it for much longer. On a winter’s day, this is likely a common experience.
How can we promote “active living” when the environment children and adults have to be active in is full of toxic smoke?
Like cigarette smoke, we know the health risks from wood smoke are extensive.
Unlike cigarette smoke, we are doing nothing to protect people from having to breathe in wood smoke many months of the year.