*cough, cough, cough*

U.S. Details Dangers of Secondhand Smoking | washingtonpost.com

Secondhand smoke dramatically increases the risk of heart disease and lung cancer in nonsmokers and can be controlled only by making indoor spaces smoke-free, according to a comprehensive report issued yesterday by U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona.

“The health effects of secondhand smoke exposure are more pervasive than we previously thought,” Carmona said. “The scientific evidence is now indisputable: Secondhand smoke is not a mere annoyance. It is a serious health hazard that can lead to disease and premature death in children and nonsmoking adults.”

While global warming still remains thought of as a theory, this finally isn’t. Personally, I’m just glad most of my smoking friends are fairly considerate of others and they don’t smell bad. But still, they should quit… and some of you quit for real this time.

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