Skip to comments.Science: On second thought, no, secondhand smoke won’t kill you
Posted on 12/20/2013 8:27:07 AM PST by rktman
Now it can be told. Now that smoking has been banned everywhere but the dryer vent at your apartment based on the notion that secondhand smoke kills everyone around you, The Journal of the National Cancer Institute can tell us this via Jacob Sullum:
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The problem is, politics and lawsuits always trump science and facts.
Embrace the suck.
Don't like 2nd hand smoke? Stay outta my house.
Aw come on, it’s proven science that simply SEEING someone with a cigarette can take 20 years off your expected life span.
As a non-smoker I must admit that I do enjoy not smelling smoke in restaurants and other places. I also hate the smell of it in people’s clothes. However I have never been in favor of not allowing smoking in bars. If it bothers you stay out of them.
Read what it says, not what you think it says:
“this analysis doesnt tell us what the risk is, or even if there is a risk.
Dang. Forgot all about the anxiety factor and the ravages of the fear of seeing the image of a cigarette. Couple that with a picture of an AR and your just about done. LOL!
Back in the 1980s or 1970s when so many people smoked, and legal to smoke inside, it was hard to notice in smell,
but without those its easy to smell smoke even on clothes now.
My understanding, regarding secondhand smoke, is that they definitively know that it is harmful to cats, but that is it.
I knew they were lying about it - but then it was “settled science” doncha know.
That must be the impetus behind banning the e-cigarette.
And, shouldn’t it be the business owner who decides to allow or disallow the activity? I seem to remember some posit that there was a 3rd hand smoke issue. Would that be the odor that one smells? Possibly just smelling the odor is hazardous even with no 2nd hand smoke present? I don’t know.
Claims are made that it will be deadly, primarily to children.
The kicker that there is absolutely no evidence to this effect is that the articles call for studies to prove the effect.
Anybody who knows the subject is aware that there is, contrary to popular opinion, absolutely nothing uniquely hazardous or toxic about tobacco smoke. It's really remarkably similar to smoke from burning any other plant. Inhale campfire smoke in the same quantities and you'll develop similar symptoms.
It's just that no other plant has ever succeeded in inducing large numbers of people to inhale its smoke at anything close to the dosages tobacco has. Even MJ users seldom smoke anything like the quantities a heavy cigarette smoker will.
If second had smoke was your only exposure it might be defensible but there is car exhaust, food, life in general and I have never believed you can pinpoint a specific thing.
You can roll your own cigars from what falls off these things. Seriously.
Actually, it is. They know that e-cigs are perfectly safe, but they claim that the mere appearance gives the "wrong impression".
Next they are going to discover that guns don’t kill people all by themselves. This science stuff is good stuff.
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