Before some Kansas lawmakers attempt to repeal the statewide public smoking ban, they should read the newest surgeon general's report. It says that there is no safe level of exposure to cigarette smoke, whether you deliberately inhale it or you breathe in other people's fumes. That's why smoking in public needs to be restricted, and why people don't have a right to poison the air that others breathe. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin said that inhaling smoke causes "immediate damage" and that "the smallest amount of tobacco smoke can also damage your DNA, which can lead to cancer." The report said that even brief exposure to secondhand smoke can cause cardiovascular disease and trigger a heart attack.