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LONDON Secondhand smoke kills more than 600,000 people worldwide every year, according to a new study.

In the first look at the global impact of secondhand smoking, researchers analyzed data from 2004 for 192 countries. They found 40 percent of children and more than 30 percent of non-smoking men and women regularly breathe in secondhand smoke.

Scientists then estimated that passive smoking causes about 379,000 deaths from heart disease, 165,000 deaths from lower respiratory disease, 36,900 deaths from asthma and 21,400 deaths from lung cancer a year.

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I've really cut back.

I use to secondhand smoke 3-4 backs a day but I'm down to only secondhand smoking less than 5 cigarettes a week now.

I'm officially...Stroke-less.
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I've really cut back.

I use to secondhand smoke 3-4 backs a day but I'm down to only secondhand smoking less than 5 cigarettes a week now.
I wonder where all those that scream for gubrement intervention are.....this is the ultimate infringement.

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My take on that is, where public smoking was when I was growing up it was a SERIOUS infringement on my health. I remember being on airplanes as a child and just sucking secondhand smoke the entire time. One time in particular I simply couldn't breathe any more and developed my one and only asthma attack on an airplane. Just couldn't breathe any longer. Every night spot as I came of age was filled w/ smoke. It was either suck secondsmoke or never go out again w/ friends. My parents and grandparents smoked in cars, homes, etc...

I can not count the number of times I've been eating outside, hiking, at a swimming hole, or at some other public event and I had to move/ hold my breath/ jog away because a smoker decided to light up near me.

That said, it has became WAY less of a problem over the last 10 years. As a matter of public policy, smoking outside of your personal property just needs to be fully outlawed entirely. But I certainly respect people's right to smoke in their own home or car. Make it illegal even public outdoors and people will still smoke outdoors, just only when they are truly alone and know that they can get away w/ it. Which is reasonable.

Don't get me started on how otherwise perfectly decent people feel that they have the right to treat the world like their personal ashtray because they are smokers.

There is also another very real toll that smokers cause as well. Fires, and lots of them. But that is off topic.

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Re: More than 600,000 people killed by secondhand smoke every year

I am a smoker, but I can't stand those who think their right to smoke....should surpass other people's right not to have to breathe smoke.

Non-smokers rights, should take precedence over smokers rights....every time.


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I want to add that I don't think that my absolute right to never even sniff a whiff of secondhand smoke is so great that smokers rights should be squashed completely in the process.

I think I have a REASONABLE right to clean smoke free air but no more than that. I'm not going to drop dead if I'm on my boat and the guy in a boat next to me is smoking and I catch a whiff (although I'd still likely hold my breath and move) for instance.

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From what I have seen I think most people smoke by themselves and really try not to bother anyone while doing it.. 192 countries is the key here.. There are still many places in the world that people can smoke anywhere they want and they don't really care what you think.. I know lots of people that smoke and they are very considerate to others..
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I wonder with those figures, how much of our tax money , I mean a federal grant went to some scientist to figure that out. I'm sure now congress will pass some more smoking laws, but do S#^t about real issues
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I want to add that I don't think that my absolute right to never even sniff a whiff of secondhand smoke is so great that smokers rights should be squashed completely in the process.

I think I have a REASONABLE right to clean smoke free air but no more than that. I'm not going to drop dead if I'm on my boat and the guy in a boat next to me is smoking and I catch a whiff (although I'd still likely hold my breath and move) for instance.
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I am a smoker, but I can't stand those who think their right to smoke....should surpass other people's right not to have to breathe smoke.

Non-smokers rights, should take precedence over smokers rights....every time.


Let me qualify my earlier statement.

I have run into it a lot, where someone in a casino will sit down next to me and start waving their hands to blow away smoke.

There is always a non-smoking area in these casinos, so in those cases where a non-smoker chooses to be in a smoking area.....I don't believe the non-smoker's rights take precedence over a smoker's.

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Re: More than 600,000 people killed by secondhand smoke every year

If cigs were as dangerous as these morons want to believe the human race would be extinct by now.....

In the 30's thru the early 60's Id imagine that 98% of the united states residents were either smoking or heavily exposed to MAJOR amounts of 2nd hand smoke.

Hella lot of folks running around today arent there

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