According to David Gundersen, executive director of the WTCB, "The Burden of Tobacco Report reminds us that second-hand smoke
severely impacts the lives of Wisconsin residents.
The wide disparity between the percentage of children detected with second-hand smoke
The team led by Martins-Green found that the mice exposed to third-hand smoke in the lab showed alterations in multiple organ systems and excreted levels of a tobacco-specific carcinogen similar to those found in children exposed to second-hand smoke
(and consequently to third-hand smoke).
It has also indicated that second-hand smoke
can lead to serious illnesses such as meningitis and babies face an increased risk of cot death.
The introduction of legislation is supported by health organisations, including the British Lung Foundation and the British Medical Association, who say we need to do all we can to protect children from second-hand smoke
Karen Forrest, 34, from Newcastle, quit smoking in 2007 to protect her children from the dangers of breathing in second-hand smoke
Dr Anur Guhan, consultant respiratory physician at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, said breathing problems from second-hand smoke
Children are particularly at risk from second-hand smoke
, especially in vehicles where a confined space means there is no respite from the harm of the toxic chemicals in cigarettes.
In the Northern region, some of our most vulnerable workers are being exposed to second-hand smoke
during their employment.
Deborah Arnott, of Action on Smoking and Health (Ash), said: "This report shows Britain's leading medical experts have concluded that second-hand smoke
is a serious risk to public health.
increases the risk of respiratory tract infections like bronchitis and pneumonia.
If you're subjected to second-hand smoke
for a prolonged period, your risk of contracting the disease will rise considerably - even if you've never lit up in your life.
This is a serious health issue and all of us need to ensure that children are not exposed to the poisons in second-hand smoke
Albino, who has over thirty years of experience in cancer research and public health at organizations such as The American Health Foundation and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, added, "It is reasonable to expect that Omni will reduce exposure to a number of potent tobacco toxins and quite possibly reduce harm to both smokers and those exposed to second-hand smoke
Convicted murderer Garrison Johnson and convicted rapist Isaac Nicholas claim second-hand smoke
has been a problem behind bars - not just in them - and they want at least $10,000 in damages from Brown & Williamson and R.