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What exactly is second hand smoking?

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What exactly is second hand smoking?

Postby aquilino65 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:33 am

is it the smoke the comes off the tip of the lid ciggarete that you breath in that is considered second hand smoking? or is it the exhaled smoke from the smoker themselves that you breath in that is considered second hand smoking?
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What exactly is second hand smoking?

Postby eadwyn » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:38 am

In laymen terms, it's smoke in the air. In case you haven't figured it out yet; no one dies from it unless they're a firefighter trapped in a burning building.

------------- The Largest study on Second Hand Smoke ever done by Enstrom
http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/326/7398/1057
“No significant associations were found for current or former exposure to environmental tobacco smoke before or after adjusting for seven confounders and before or after excluding participants with pre-existing disease. No significant associations were found during the shorter follow up periods of 1960-5, 1966-72, 1973-85, and 1973-98.”

“Enstrom has defended the accuracy of his study against what he terms ‘illegitimate criticism by those who have attempted to suppress and discredit it.’". (Wikipedia)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2164936/?tool=pmcentrez

------ Court rules that environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is NOT a Class A carcinogen
http://www.tobacco.org/Documents/980717osteen.html
“There is evidence in the record supporting the accusation that EPA ‘cherry picked’ its data” … “EPA's excluding nearly half of the available studies directly conflicts with EPA's purported purpose for analyzing the epidemiological studies and conflicts with EPA's Risk Assessment Guidelines” (p. 72)

-------- OSHA will NOT regulate something that’s NOT hazardous
http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=24602
“Air contaminants, limits employee exposure to several of the main chemical components found in tobacco smoke. In normal situations, exposures would not exceed these permissible exposure limits (PELs), and, as a matter of prosecutorial discretion, OSHA will not apply the General Duty Clause to ETS.”

Study about health & Smoking Bans – The National Bureau of Economic Research
http://www.nber.org/papers/w14790
“Workplace bans are not associated with statistically significant short-term declines in mortality or hospital admissions for myocardial infarction or other diseases.”

http://www.cigarmony.com/downloads/smoking%201440.pdf
“Conclusions: Our results indicate no association between childhood exposure to ETS(environmental tobacco smoke) and lung cancer risk.”

Showtime television, "How the EPA, CDC, Lung Association, and etc." support their claims.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGApkbcaZK4
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What exactly is second hand smoking?

Postby buddey » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:48 am

Secondhand smoking is when you inhale the (not really air) air exhaled from a smoker. It is often worse for you than smoking the cigarette, because it has additional toxins present in the smokers body from smoking many times.
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What exactly is second hand smoking?

Postby pyrs63 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:54 am

Secondhand smoking is when someone pulls out their cigarette to breath out smoke, and you happen to inhale the smoke from that.
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