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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.
In adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk for CKD progression and transplant failure.
Both fine-particle air pollution and noise pollution may increase a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
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