Aug
28
2012

Hazardous to adults with health problems

While ETS exposure is unhealthy for everyone, it can have an especially strong impact on people with certain health problems. ETS may affect the cardiovascular system, and lead to angina pectoris (chest pain) in people with coronary artery disease. Read the entire post…

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Aug
28
2012

Hazardous to healthy adults

Chronic exposure to second-hand smoke increases lung cancer risk in a dose-related fashion.1 ETS has been classified by the EPA as a known cause of lung cancer in humans. Secondhand smoke has been estimated by the EPA to cause about 3,000 lung cancer deaths in nonsmokers each year. Read the entire post…

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Aug
28
2012

Hazardous to infants and children

ETS has been associated with a number of respiratory effects in infants and children. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that more than 150,000 children under the age of 18 months get bronchitis or pneumonia each year because of breathing ETS. And each year thousands of these children are hospitalized. Read the entire post…

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Aug
28
2012

Hazardous to your health

Tobacco smoke, whether from cigarettes, pipes or cigars, is a complex mixture of more than 4,000 chemicals, at least 40 of which are known to cause cancer in humans or animals. Others are strong irritants and free radicals that interact in a destructive fashion with cellular components. These chemicals are absorbed through the respiratory tissue into the blood stream by anyone exposed to ETS. Read the entire post…

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Aug
28
2012

Secondhand smoke: How dangerous is it? Part 1

Posted by: Sherrie in Categories: Smoking.
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Thirty years ago, smoky air was something many nonsmokers begrudgingly put up with from time to time. If you went to a disco or a diner, smoky air was just the way it was. You wanted to be there, and smoking was just a part of the scene. Maybe you or some of your friends were the smokers. Read the entire post…

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