Scientists debunk 'secondhand smoke'

“Only a few scientists believe that secondhand smoke poses a risk of death.”–Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat

Wait a minute. Weren’t we told leading up to Michigan’s smoking ban that smokers posed an extreme health risk to their fellow patrons?

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Junk Science

Why smokers get shamed

By 1975, anti-smoking activists had already been trying for decades to convince lawmakers to ban smoking from restaurants, bars, and other privately-owned establishments. Their efforts thus far had met with failure. 1,194 more words

Anti-smoking Measures

Kick Butts Day...Cigs that is!

March 21st is the day kids and adults say “no” to smoking and increase awareness. Years ago the “Truth” campaigns against tobacco were started in the US states of Massachusetts, Florida, and California and because of their appeal it helped the entire anti-tobacco movement. 319 more words

Community Health Issues

London’s Toxic Air

Every decade a new generation arrives in the capital searching for  El Dorado where the streets are paved with golden opportunities that will bless their lives with success, fame and fortune. 513 more words


Memories from my childhood - Home daycare

While my older brother went to school and my parents worked, I went to home daycare. The home daycare mother lived in what was probably the poorest part of the Illawarra, among the migrants from southern and eastern Europe who worked at the steelworks. 389 more words


We Exhale, Our Dogs (and Cats) Become Smokers Too

‘Supervet’ Noel Fitzpatrick was quoted in the Daily Mail yesterday saying, ‘Pet owners have not yet got the message that their dogs and cats can get… 239 more words

Science & Health