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Passive smoking....Whats the truth? - January 13th 2009, 10:31 AM

So i want to know about it. I dont smoke, never have. But my bf does, quite a lot. He states that the chances of passive smoking causing harm is almost non-existant.

I dont believe him. But i was just wondering what the dangers are, what the chances of it causing problems are and so on.


   
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Re: Passive smoking....Whats the truth? - January 13th 2009, 11:00 AM

Unforunately, it can cause problems.

Researchers have recently found something called "third-hand smoke"... which is all the other chemicals/carcinogens, etc that settle into hair/clothes/carpet/etc...

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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/03/he...h/03smoke.html

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Re: Passive smoking....Whats the truth? - January 13th 2009, 04:30 PM

From what I've heard passive smoking is worse than actually smoking. I cannot guarentee this from you but this is what I've come to think because if you think about it you're breathing in everything that comes out of that cigerette including the fumes. So I'm guessing it's a lot worse than what your boyfriend is saying.
   
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Re: Passive smoking....Whats the truth? - January 13th 2009, 04:46 PM

There are definatly some serious health issues that can come from this you can take a look at the following article:
http://www.theberries.ca/BOTW_archiv...ive_smoke.html
I personally get regular middle ear infections due to passive smoking, and that is only one of the more minor effects.


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Re: Passive smoking....Whats the truth? - January 13th 2009, 05:15 PM

Yeah...same as what others have said. He doesn't seem to realize, though. Sorry you have to deal with that :/


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Re: Passive smoking....Whats the truth? - January 13th 2009, 06:04 PM

Actually I'm doing a study on second hand smoke at the moment.

It's actually far less damaging than people would have you beleive. Alot of the studies done on second hand smoke and organisations who support them are using evidence that was thrown out in court, however is still used to this day.

I wont go into any more detail than that.

But if people are interested once I finish my study (It's a uni project) I can put it on here and you can have a read.

It is long , and contains words that you will have to look up. (Currently at 25 pages in length, probably end up at 40-60 + graphs and statistics)
   
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Re: Passive smoking....Whats the truth? - January 14th 2009, 12:45 AM

I was told that second-hand smoke is more likely to give you cancer than if you smoke yourself. The logic behind this was that your body is not used to the smoke, so it is more susceptible to cancer.

I don't know if that is true. Second hand smoke can affect you, but to what extent I don't know.



   
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Re: Passive smoking....Whats the truth? - January 14th 2009, 03:48 PM

If you're always around it, breathing it in and stuff, it can cause problems. A few minutes once in a while shouldn't be a big deal, but on a regular basis it's just not healthy. (Example: If you walk through field of burning marijuana, you can still get high.)

Before he quit, my friend's dad only smoked outside or in the garage. It was fine with him, and nobody else in his family had to deal with the smoke. Maybe that would be a good solution for you and your bf?


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