passive smoking

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passive smoking

the inhalation of smoke from other people's cigarettes by a nonsmoker
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Children are particularly affected by second hand smoke because they have smaller lungs which are still growing.
These risks highlight why the forthcoming smoke-free law, taking effect from July 1, is so important, ensuring almost all workers will be protected from exposure to second hand smoke.
Doing the specialist training definitely enhanced my knowledge and my ability to pass that knowledge on and I am pleased that the messages of the dangers of second hand smoke are getting across and protecting children.
In the study involving 4,800 non-smoking women, the researchers found that those who were exposed to second hand smoke six or more hours per day as children and adults were at a greater risk of having difficulty getting pregnant and suffering one or more miscarriages.
These facts make it clear that we have to act now to reduce the impact of second hand smoke.
Fiona Dunlop, acting director of Fresh, campaigning for a smoke-free North East, said: "We have serious concerns about the proposed exemptions from the legislation that leave a significant proportion of the most vulnerable workers exposed to the health effects of second hand smoke.
New product effectively captures second hand smoke from smoldering tobacco products
Ailsa Rutter, acting director for Smoke Free North East said: "What we know now is passive second hand smoke is a hidden killer.
19, 2006) from McMaster University concluded that exposure to second hand smoke increased the risk of heart attack in both former smokers and nonsmokers.
Ailsa Rutter, tobacco control manager for Public Health Group North East, said: "Non-smokers have the right to know what they are breathing in from second hand smoke and they also have the right to be protected from exposure to it.
A prospective study from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston of 405 children undergoing outpatient surgical procedures found that airway complications during anesthesia or postanesthetic recovery were far more common in children subjected to second hand smoke exposure.
Nonsmokers with ragweed pollen allergy were exposed to second hand smoke and their nasal fluids were studies in new research from scientists at UCLA published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (www.