Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) and Second Hand Smoke Links
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How Only 30 Minutes of Exposure to Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Can Kill
Four New Dangers of Secondhand Tobacco Smoke to Nonsmokers Including
• How Nonsmokers Are At Serious Risk Even in
So-Called Smokefree Jurisdictions
• How E-Cigarettes Can Create Health Problems
for Nonsmokers in "No-Smoking" Areas
• The Newly-Discovered Dangers of Third Hand
Tobacco Smoke [Tobacco Smoke Residue]
• How the Breathe of Smokers Can Create Health
Problems for Nonsmokers, Especially Children
Smoke - Passive Smoke : Secondhand and passive smoke. Dangers of
ETS and passive tobacco smoke.
Associates - Secondhand Smoke Consultants : Repace Associates INC.
secondhand smoke consultants. International secondhand smoke consulting
and reports on the harmful effects of secondhand smoke
How dangerous is
second-hand smoke? : Canadian Health Network Environmental Tobacco
Smoke: General Health Effects.
How Acute and Reversible
are the Cardiovascular Risks of Secondhand Smoke? An article
written by CDC officials warning that ETS exposure could trigger heart
attacks in nonsmokers.
DANGERS of ETS
ETS FACT SHEETS
to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Cotinine Levels — Fact Sheet
Sheet on Secondhand Smoke, Repace and Associates. Breathing
secondhand-smoke causes morbidity and mortality from cancer, heart
disease, and respiratory disease, as well as acute sensory irritation.
It causes the premature death of hundreds of thousands of nonsmokers
worldwide. Smoke-free buildings are the only remedy. Secondhand smoke
cannot be controlled by ventilation, air cleaning, or spatial
separation of smokers from nonsmokers.
Smoke Facts : Secondhand Smoke Facts.
Environmental Health Center ETS Fact Sheet
Center - Secondhand Smoke Program : The Environmental Health
Center's ABC's of secondhand smoke.
Jewish Medical and Research Center : Facts about passive smoke and
steps to avoid passive smoke.
Association for Respiratory Care: Facts on Secondhand Smoke.
Center: Secondhand Smoke Fact sheet
Scam: Secondhand Smoke Fact sheet
Health Organization (WHO) International Consultation on Environmental
Tobacco Smoke and Child Health
Record Straight: Secondhand Smoke is A Preventable Health Risk
NIH Press Release
: Smoking and Passive Smoke Linked to Rare Condition Which
Starves Newborns of Oxygen.
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Secondhand Smoke Links
for Disease Control Environmental Tobacco Smoke (Secondhand Smoke)
Final Report Health
Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke. The
California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental
Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has developed a comprehensive
health assessment of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). This overall
assessment of ETS includes chapters on respiratory health effects,
reproductive and developmental effects, cardiovascular effects,
cancers, and exposure measurement and prevalence.
Monograph #10 "Health Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco
Smoke: The Report of the California Environmental Protection Agency"
10th Report on
Carcinogens U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public
Environmental Health Perspectives (NIEHS) Tobacco Related Exposures
Release:Environmental Tobacco Smoke Report : The California
Enviromental Protection Agency's Report on Enviroment Tobacco Smoke.
1986 Surgeon General
Report: The Health Consequences of Involuntary Smoking
of the Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health Great Britain
and Medical Research Council, Australia
ETS HEALTH EFFECTS
American Council on Science and Health: Environmental
Tobacco Smoke: Health Risk or Health Hype?(PDF)
Environmental Tobacco Smoke May Induce Early Lung Damage in Healthy
Effects of Passive Smoking on the Coronary Circulation in Healthy Young
Adults Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 286(4),
July 25, 2001. This study examined the effect of secondhand smoke
exposure on the coronary circulation of healthy nonsmokers.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has
issued what it describes as "the most comprehensive report on the
health risks of secondhand smoke ever conducted. For the convenience of
its members ASH has reproduced, IN
A FORM IN WHICH IT CAN EASILY BE DOWNLOADED, SEARCHED, AND REPRINTED,
a word-for-word copy of the entire Executive Summary. Also included --
and presented first on the page -- is a table showing the many
different diseases caused by ETS, and a chart showing the number of
people killed or made ill each year by ETS."
Academies Press, Environmental Tobacco Smoke : Measuring and
Assessing Health Effects related to Second Hand Smoke by displaying
indicators of individual exposure in industrial and nonindustrial
Cancer Institute: Health Effects Associated With ETS Exposure
including, Developmental, Respiratory, Carcinogenic, Cardiovascular and
the Public Policies Restricting Smoking
Medical Journal Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and
ischaemic heart disease: an evaluation of the evidence
ETS EXPOSURE INCREASES
HEART ATTACK RISK 20%
A summary of the evidence ASH -UK
Linked to Increased Risk of Respiratory Problems Effect of passive
smoking on respiratory symptoms, bronchial responsiveness, lung
function, and total serum IgE in the European Community Respiratory
Health Survey: a cross-sectional studyChrister Janson, Susan Chinn,
Deborah Jarvis, Jan-Paul Zock, Kjell Torén, Peter Burney, for
the European Community Respiratory Health Survey. The
England Journal of Medicine : Article on the Association between
exposure to Enviromental Tobacco Smoke and exaacerbations of Ashtma in
Smoking and the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome results from a case
control study for confidential inquiry into stillbirths and deaths in
How can I protect my children from second hand smoke?
Tobacco Smoke: A Hazard to Children: American Academy of Pediatrics
Report on the health effects of tobacco smoke on children.
SECOND HAND SMOKE IN THE HOME
Protection Agency (EPA) Smoke-Free Homes
Information and Protection Source: Secondhand Smoke in Your Home
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Home Page: The Environmental Protection
Agency's indoor air quality page. Campaign to protect children from
Resource for Landlords and Tenants wishing to have smoke-free
NON-SMOKERS RIGHTS AND LEGAL CONCERNS
for Nonsmoker's Rights Secondhand smoke page .
Smokefree Air For Everyone : Smoke free air for everyone.
Secondhand Smoke - What
You Can Do : What you can do about secondhand smoke as parents,
decision makers, and building occupants.
and Community Laws
Tobacco Smoke Harms and Kills : The Virginia GASP report on
secondhand smoke, Legal Actions Regarding ETS, ETS in the Workplace,
statistics and more.
PERSONS DISABLED DUE TO SECONDHAND SMOKE
Smokefree Air For Everyone S.A.F.E. is a network of individuals
injured or disabled by secondhand smoke.
Identification of Environmental Tobacco Smoke as a Toxic Air Contaminant
Institute for Global Tobacco Control Global Tobacco Control at
John Hopkins School of Public Health; Exstensive toxicological,
experimental, and epidemiological data, largely collected since the
Biology Project Chemical and Human Health's report on tobacco smoke
and Lung toxicology.
Advocacy Institute: Environmental
Environmental Tobacco Smoke
Tobacco Control Online: Collected Resources
Your Workplace Smokefree - A Decision Maker's Guide
Safe B.C. Revised health and safety regulations to manage workers'
exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke
Public Information on Secondhand Smoke.
Smoking Leaflet : Distributed by ASH UK. The leaflet is intended as
legal next-steps guide for workers who have suffered ill health due to
exposure to secondhand smoke at work.