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[Canada] Campaign targets parents who smoke near children

The Quebec ministry of health and social services is among the organizations behind a new campaign aimed at educating the province’s parents about the dangers second-hand smoke pose to children. The Smoke-Free Family campaign is being organized by Capsan
Canadian Press
added Sep 24, 2017 14:21
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A missing voice: the human rights of children to a tobacco-free environment [FREE FULL TEXT]

We argue that this novel angle provides important legal tools to protect the health and well-being of children. Because children are seen as ‘replacement smokers’ by the tobacco industry, protecting children in this context is key to haltering the devasta
Tobacco Control
added Sep 23, 2017 00:57
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[California] No Smoking Ordinance Passed By Beverly Hills City Council

On a first reading, the Beverly Hills City Council has passed an ordinance that would prohibit smoking in multi-unit properties including apartments, duplexes and condominiums. The ordinance is scheduled for a final vote and adoption at the Oct. 3 City Co
Patch.org
added Sep 23, 2017 00:16
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[Virginia] Community meeting helps set the stage for new "smoke free" public housing policy

The new "smoke free" policy for public housing goes into effect in July 2018, so community meetings are helping people learn more. It's a chance to make living conditions healthier at places like Crescent Halls, but some saw a new "smoke free" policy as
WCAV/WVAW/WAHU (Newsplex, Charlottesville, VA)
added Sep 21, 2017 17:12
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Dogs Who Live with Smokers May Suffer from Premature Aging

A recent study suggests that these dogs are at risk of premature aging and inflammation, which may well shorten their life span. Although there is extensive research on the effects of second-hand tobacco smoke in human beings, there has not been a lot of
Psychology Today
added Sep 20, 2017 23:51
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[Australia] Tobacco-smoke residue that lingers in furniture, curtains and house dust can still be harmful

There is growing evidence that third-hand smoke contamination is extensive and can linger for extended periods. Non-smokers can be exposed to third-hand smoke from breathing residual gases, touching surfaces and swallowing dust. Chemical reactions of nic
The Conversation (au)
added Sep 19, 2017 00:22
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Third-hand smoke exposure cripples your liver and brain: Inhaling tobacco from hair, clothes or furniture affects your metabolism and mannerisms, study finds

Third-hand smoke exposure can cripple your brain and liver, affecting your mannerisms, increasing your risk of neurodegenerative diseases, and ruining your metabolism. That is according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Riversid
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 17, 2017 20:03
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[UK] Mice exposed to third-hand smoke developed brain and liver damage

bear in mind that animal studies are very early stage research and these findings would need to be further investigated in people, perhaps through a cohort study. Additionally, this study only looked at exposure to third-hand smoke for up to six months, a
National Health Service (NHS) (uk)
added Sep 17, 2017 20:02
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[Canada] SEIFF: Legalize it, but please don't let the air our kids breathe go to pot

Joanne Seiff says we're not ready for the legalization of marijuana until we know how people will be protected from second-hand pot smoke like the haze that drifted into her home as she put her six-year-olds to sleep.
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 17, 2017 20:01
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Biomarkers of disease can be detected in mice as early as 4 weeks after initiation of exposure to third-hand smoke levels equivalent to those found in homes of smokers [FREE FULL TEXT]

In conclusion, time-dependent THS exposure has a significant effect on health as early as 1 month after initiation of exposure and these alterations progressively worsen with time. Our studies are important because virtually nothing is known about the eff
Clinical Science
added Sep 15, 2017 02:04
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