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Secondhand Smoke

A Letter to Coachella Music Festival Promoters: Create Smoking Sections

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 06.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Ana Beatriz Cholo

I am lying on my bed writing this three days after the festival ended because I'm still sick from breathing in the toxic fumes.

The Battle Against Tobacco Rages On

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

The tobacco industry still spends billions of dollars a year -- more than $28 for every man, woman and child in the United States -- to promote its deadly products. CDC recommends that states fund tobacco prevention programs at $12 per person per year. But last year states spent less than $1.50 per person to address this serious health threat.

Most Kids With Asthma Exposed To Secondhand Smoke

Posted 08.08.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 08/08/2013 08:00 AM EDT on LiveScience More than half of U.S. children with asthma are exposed to s...

The Danger Of Exposure To Secondhand Smoke During Pregnancy

Posted 04.06.2013 | Parents

By: Lindsey Konkel, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor Published: 04/01/2013 10:17 AM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily A woman's exposure to secondhand smoke...

New Case Signals Growing Trend Against California Smokers

Orange County Register | Marilyn Kalfus | Posted 05.14.2013 | Los Angeles

An Orange County jury has found a homeowners association negligent for failing to resolve a secondhand smoke dispute between neighbors at a Trabuco Ca...

STUDY: How Smoking Bans Impact Preterm Birth Rates

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | Parents

* Preterm birth risk lower after each phase of smoking ban * Findings suggest smoke-free laws have early health impact *...

Smokefree Housing Options in NYC Need to Expand

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York
Jeffrey Seyler

In cities like New York with dense populations and a prevalence of multi-family unit housing, it's no wonder that people are exposed to secondhand smoke right in their own living rooms. We must increase the availability of smokefree housing.

The Moral Tax

Edward Flattau | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

From a moral standpoint, there is no question that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney should retract opposition to the Obama Administration's 61-cent federal excise tax increase on cigarettes.

The New Big Reason To Quit Smoking

AP | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 04.07.2012 | Parents

CHICAGO -- Texting while driving, speeding and back-seat hanky-panky aren't all that parents need to worry about when their kids are in cars: Add seco...

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.

Lynne Peeples

'Thirdhand Smoke' Poses Health Risks Too

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Chicago Group Awards Grants To Smoke-Free Apartments

Posted 09.11.2011 | Chicago

After calling for increased smoke-free housing options in the city, the Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project has awarded grants to several housing group...

Catherine Pearson

Secondhand Smoke Tied To Mental Health Problems In Kids: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living

Estimates suggest that anywhere between 4.8 and 5.5 million children in the U.S. live in households where they are exposed to secondhand smoke, puttin...

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...

Always Bet on Money -- Illinois House Passes Smoking Exemption for Casinos

Kyle Hillman | Posted 06.10.2011 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

The Illinois House decided to pass an exception allowing smoke to return to the air. It's not the only House bill eroding the Smoke Free Act hovering around like the haze we are all about to inhale.

Over 600,000 People Killed By Secondhand Smoke Every Year

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LONDON — Secondhand smoke kills more than 600,000 people worldwide every year, according to a new study. In the first look at the global impact...

Smoke Produced By Cooking Fatty Foods Can Produce Dangerous Air Pollution

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Big offenders included hamburger and fried chicken: Every 1,000 pounds of cooked hamburger resulted in 25 pounds of emissions, while 1,000 pounds of c...

Parents' Smoking Gives 15,000 Children A Year Asthma, Doctors Warn

The Guardian | Denis Campbell, Health Correspondent | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Tens of thousands of children in the UK every year get asthma, chest infections and ear problems because they are exposed to smoke from their parents'...

Heart Attack Rates Fall 17% After Smoking Bans Enacted: Analyses

USA Today | Liz Szabo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Two separate analyses released Monday each found that heart attack rates fall 17% within a year after smoking bans take effect. One analysis, which in...