Tag Archives: secondhand smoke

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Declined in the USA


Last week, on Thursday, American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presented a report which reveals that since 2000 the number of nonsmoking people exposured to secondhand smoke has declined by half. In 1999-2000 to secondhand smoke was exposured

Never-Smoking Teens Exposed to Secondhand Smoke


Recent study by the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in cooperation with the Indian Institute of Technology, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa and East Tennessee State University found that many teenagers who never used tobacco

New Anti-Smoking Campaign in Hamilton County

Cigarette Butts

Hamilton County, Tennessee, in cooperation with state health officials launched an anti-smoking campaign which will inform people about the effects on kids of secondhand smoke exposure. During the campaign there will be placed large billboards throughout Southeast Tennessee.  Health officials

Chinese Become More Aware About Secondhand Smoke

Chinese Smoker

Today Chinese people become more and more informed about the negative effects of secondhand smoke exposure, especially for kids. This happens due to No Tobacco Day which attracts people’s attention to the problem. No Tobacco Day is celebrated worldwide each

Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living

Smoking Man

The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living program, supported by  Louisiana Public Health Institute and Louisiana Cancer Research Center, recently launched in Louisiana its new media campaign called “On the Move.” The campaign will use advertising on the radio, internet and

In Nigeria People Will Be Protected from Secondhand Smoke


Secondhand smoke exposure affects negatively non-smokers causing in them a number of serious diseases. That is the reason why smoking is prohibited in public places in many countries of the world. Lagos, the capital of Nigeria, several weeks ago adopted

Passive Smoking Worsens Responses to Asthma Treatment


Recently there was made a study which found that kids exposed to tobacco smoke at their homes have lower rates of an enzyme which responds to asthma treatment. The sudy proved that passive smoking aggravates asthma symptoms in kids and

Kids Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Tobacco Smoke

Some kids who were born in the mid of 20th century remember  riding in the car while mother and father smoked cigarettes or running behind DDT trucks, or even playing with thermometer. Though it seemed to be funny and safe,

Children Want Smoke-Free Waffle House

Protest in Waffle House

On January, 26, young people from Cleaner Air for Kids organization gathered in front of Waffle House in Biloxi, Mississippi, in order to demand the company to introduce a nationwide policy to ban smoking in the facility. Main aim of

Houston Public Housing Banned Smoking


The Houston Housing Authority has adopted a smoke-free policy as an attempt to reduce the consequences of direct or secondhand tobacco exposure.  Starting from January, smoking is banned at a number of agency’s public housing and tax credit properties throughout