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Secondhand Smoke, Pregnant Women, And Scary Health Claims

While few people argue against the negative effects of smoking on health, the jury is still out regarding the long-term damage that can be inflicted by secondhand smoke. To be sure, there are plenty of news releases suggesting that thousands of cancers and other serious diseases can be attributed to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). However, nearly all of these claims are based on statistical modeling, rather than hard data on actual patients.

Possible EU initiative on secondhand smoke at workplace

Following the publication of the 2007 Green Paper ‘Towards a Europe free from tobacco smoke’, the EU Commission is considering a possible nobody smokes here any moreEuropean-level initiative on the protection of workers’ health from environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) at the workplace.

Smoking bans may benefit kids with asthma

Children with asthma who live in areas with “smoke-free” laws may suffer fewer bouts of coughing and wheezing as a result, a new Kids with asthmastudy suggests.

Should smoking be banned in people’s homes?

Smoking is banned in the common areas of Yelena Lantsman’s home, a public-housing high-rise for the elderly in Brookline, Massachusetts, where she has lived for the last eighteen years. But it is not banned in the apartments themselves.

City Council bans smoking in all Long Beach parks

LONG BEACH - You can kick a ball, run, play and picnic, but don’t light up in Long Beach’s parks.

Secondhand Smoke Serious Health Risks to Children and Pets

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Third-Hand Smoke: Latest Danger from Tobacco

Smoking parents usually think that opening a window or ventilating the room is enough to make it smoke-free and safe for their kids, Third-Hand Smokinghowever, scientists have recently discovered a health hazard, which is rather difficult to remove: third-hand smoke.

3rd Hand Smoke Study Has Legal Implications

Thirdhand tobacco smoke, what the New York Times called “the invisible yet toxic brew of gases and particles clinging to smokers’ hair and clothing,” reacts with a common indoor air pollutant to cause very potent cancer-causing chemicals, a new study shows. This finding has important implication for employers, parents, fetuses, and for e-cigarettes, says public interest law professor John Banzhaf of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), America’s first antismoking organization.

Report of US Centers for Disease Control Show Downward Trend in Current Smokers

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued 2 reports, both published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and reprinted in the December 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, on smoking trends and secondhand smoke exposure in 2008.