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Second Hand Smoke

Cigarette Smoke Can Make Your Pet Sick

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If you suspect your pet is suffering from smoking-related problems of any kind, I encourage you to make an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as possible.

Lawyer Suing Neighbor for Smoking Is Defender of Corporations Accused of Toxic Smoke

David Halperin | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
David Halperin

What interested me about the case was that the Post and other media sources described Nessa Coppinger as "an environmental lawyer." In Washington, that could mean a number of things. So I looked her up.

If Babies Could Smoke

Martine Singer | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Martine Singer

It's easy to dismiss poor people as willfully ignorant, self-indulgent or morally compromised. So if they end up with cancer, heart disease or emphysema, the thinking goes, they kind of brought it on themselves. Have we come to believe that widening disparities in health, like income, are inevitable?

When Health Is Your Business: Pharmacies Must Stop Selling Cigarettes

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Claire Pomeroy

Every business that is involved in health and health care must now do its part. Time is of the essence; tobacco is an epidemic that must be stopped.


Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Cigarette smoking remains the number one cause of preventable death and premature birth in this country. And the risk of cigarette-related health problems start with the very first cigarette.

Your Weed Is My Poison

Cindy Zelman | Posted 10.25.2013 | Impact
Cindy Zelman

I know many out there think being able to get high at a concert without fear of being thrown out is a wonderful thing, but I don't believe many have considered the issues for those of us who do not want to inhale pot smoke anymore than we want to inhale cigarette smoke.

Before Rubio, Before Luntz: Meet a Founding Father of Climate Change Denial

David Halperin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
David Halperin

Republican consultant Frank Luntz, a master of words, made clear in a 2002 GOP strategy memo how conservatives would address the growing threat of climate change: They would simply deny it was happening.

She Was Fired For Smoking At Home

James Sunshine | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business
James Sunshine

One Minnesota woman is claiming that smoking a cigarette in the privacy of her own home cost her a job. Stephanie Cannon was fired from her job as a...

Resolve to Quit Smoking This Year for Your Pets' Sake

Ed Sayres | Posted 03.07.2012 | Green
Ed Sayres

Researchers at Tufts' School of Veterinary Medicine conducted a study in which they found that cats living in homes with smokers are twice as likely as cats living with non-smokers to acquire feline lymphoma cancer.

Does Secondhand Smoke Affect Pets?

Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living

With the negative health effects of smoking cigarettes widely documented, it's not surprising that inhaling secondhand smoke can also impact your heal...

Lynne Peeples

'Thirdhand Smoke' Poses Health Risks Too | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green

Before this week, employees at the Indiana University Health medical center were free to step off the nonsmoking campus and light up a cigarette. Sure...

Smoking Ban Extended

Posted 10.16.2011 | New York

First it was restaurants and bars, then it was city parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas, and in 90 days, downtrodden New York smokers will be forbidd...

Adapting to a New World of Invisible Toxins

William Spear | Posted 06.24.2011 | Healthy Living
William Spear

It's a whole new ballgame, folks. Nearly every community in the modern world is facing an invisible enemy. Constant exposures to toxic loads in our en...

Second-Hand Smoke Linked To Kids' Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.06.2011 | Home

Children and teens who are exposed to second-hand smoke could be at greater risk of suffering from mental health disorders like depression, anxiety an...

How Second-Hand Smoke Could Get You Out Of Paying Rent

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Second-hand smoke might be annoying, but it has its benefits. A New York District Court judge ruled last week that an Upper East Side woman could bre...