Latest Passive smoking Stories
Banning smoking in cars with kids is a popular idea, according to a new survey from researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M).
New insights into why obese cigarette smokers experience a high risk of heart disease suggest that cigarette smoke affects the activity of hundreds of key genes that both protect the heart and lungs and expose them to damage.
Many state and local governments have banned smoking in parks and on beaches on the basis that passive smoke is a risk for non-smokers, cigarette butts pollute the environment, and seeing people smoke poses a long-term risk to children.
Scientists have known for a while that tobacco smoke, diesel exhaust and oil combustion are sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that are known to cause cancer.
For the first time ever, thirdhand smoke has been found to cause significant amounts of damage to human cells. Thirdhand smoke is the toxic residue that attaches to almost all surfaces leaving a strong odor long after cigarette smoke has dissipated.
When assessing information presented by the tobacco industry, the US regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and regulatory bodies in other countries, should be aware that they are dealing with companies with a long history of intentionally misleading the public.