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Study finds thirdhand smoke affects weight, blood cells

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley found that thirdhand smoke can lead to lower weight and damage to blood cell development in lab mice. Thirdhand smoke is the sticky residue left on surfaces like furniture, clothing and walls from t
added Feb 3, 2017 21:04

Why you REALLY shouldn't smoke indoors: Sticky residue left on furniture can stunt the growth and weaken the immune system of babies

Dubbed third-hand smoke, the yellow stains in homes of tobacco users could also weaken immune systems of newborns - leaving them susceptible to deadly bugs. Infants are more likely to be at risk to the pollutant because they crawl and put objects in the
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 3, 2017 13:48

Thirdhand smoke affects weight, blood cell development in mice

The sticky residue left behind by tobacco smoke can do worse damage than stinking up furniture and discoloring walls. Exposure to thirdhand smoke leads to biological effects on weight and cell development that could be damaging to one's health, according
Medical Xpress (
added Feb 3, 2017 13:31

[Pennsylvania] Duquesne students struggle to find places to smoke

student-wide email was sent out from Dr. Douglas Frizzell, the vice president of Duquesne student life, reminding everyone of the campus smoking policy. The email was sent out due to a recent complaint of students smoking near the Towers Hall air vents, r
Duquesne Duke
added Feb 3, 2017 03:31

Environmental Tobacco Smoke: Public Perception of Risks of Exposing Children to Second- and Third-Hand Tobacco Smoke

Results: A total of 310 adults responded. ...Discussion: The widespread lack of awareness of the risks associated with environmental tobacco smoke must be addressed to curb childhood exposure.
Medical Tribune
added Feb 2, 2017 16:18
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[Florida] Students, businesses partner to curb secondhand smoke

Members of Washington County's student-led Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) organization, along with the Florida Department of Health in Washington County, are celebrating local business partners and progress made in reducing exposure to secondhand
Chipley (Holmes County (FL) Times-Advertiser / Washington County News)
added Feb 1, 2017 13:53

[Germany] Berlin woman faces €250,000 fine if she smokes on balcony past 8pm

A woman in Berlin has been banned from smoking on her balcony past 8pm - a violation the ban could lead to a fine of up to €250,000, or six months in prison. Uta F., 52, has lived in her Berlin-Hellersdorf apartment for the past nine years, but now her o
The (de)
added Feb 2, 2017 14:10

Draft bill against public smoking in Japan extends to restaurants, sets fines

Under a bill to be submitted to the Diet in early March to revise Japan's Health Promotion Act, made public on Jan. 30, three tiers of smoking regulations would be established for facilities used by large numbers of people: a smoking ban on the premises,
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Feb 1, 2017 13:59

[Pennsylvania] Study: Prohibiting smoking in PHA properties drastically reduced secondhand smoke exposure

as a recent study out of Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health reveals, simply implementing a smoke-free policy was enough to account for drastic reductions in the amount of secondhand smoke drifting through the air, including seeping into
added Jan 31, 2017 17:16

Environmental Tobacco Smoke: Public Perception of Risks of Exposing Children to Second- and Third-Hand Tobacco Smoke

Nonsmokers and respondents living with children were more likely to see smoking in the home as affecting all the queried health problems (p < .05). Knowledge of the risks of second-hand smoke exposure is limited, and very few respondents perceived risk fr
Journal of Pediatric Health Care
added Jan 31, 2017 14:52
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