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  • "This pretty well destroys the Myth of second hand smoke:


    Lungs from pack-a-day smokers safe for transplant, study finds.

    By JoNel Aleccia, Staff Writer, NBC News.

    Using lung transplants from heavy smokers may sound like a cruel joke, but a new study finds that organs taken from people who puffed a pack a day for more than 20 years are likely safe.

    What’s more, the analysis of lung transplant data from the U.S. between 2005 and 2011 confirms what transplant experts say they already know: For some patients on a crowded organ waiting list, lungs from smokers are better than none.

    “I think people are grateful just to have a shot at getting lungs,” said Dr. Sharven Taghavi, a cardiovascular surgical resident at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, who led the new study...............

    Ive done the math here and this is how it works out with second ahnd smoke and people inhaling it!

    The 16 cities study conducted by the U.S. DEPT OF ENERGY and later by Oakridge National laboratories discovered:

    Cigarette smoke, bartenders annual exposure to smoke rises, at most, to the equivalent of 6 cigarettes/year.


    A bartender would have to work in second hand smoke for 2433 years to get an equivalent dose.

    Then the average non-smoker in a ventilated restaurant for an hour would have to go back and forth each day for 119,000 years to get an equivalent 20 years of smoking a pack a day! Pretty well impossible ehh!"
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Dramatic anti-tobacco street performance takes place in Carlisle

Dramatic anti-tobacco street performance takes place in Carlisle

Dramatic anti-tobacco street performance takes place in Carlisle

First published in News

AN anti-tobacco street performance took place in the centre of Carlisle yesterday.

Four performances – featuring 12 dancers and a street poet who delivered an anti-tobacco rap titled ‘Last Man Standing’ – finished with a sinister twist: half the performers ‘died’ during the piece, falling to the ground.

Each performance, was filmed, and will be promoted to young people online in Cumbria as part of a 60 second viral campaign.

Other performances took place across the North West.

Andrea Crossfield, Chief Executive of Tobacco Free Futures, the anti-tobacco social enterprise who organised the performance, said: “At Tobacco Free Futures we do everything we can to turn off this tap of new smokers in Cumbria.

“This street performance will not only be seen by people on the day, but by thousands of young people online.”

Patricia Bell, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Services said: “In Cumbria, we are committed to doing everything we can to educate young and old alike about the dangers of smoking.

“Smoking is extremely dangerous for your health, with tobacco smoke containing over 4,000 toxic chemicals including arsenic and polonium.

“However, often this message can get lost. That’s why it’s great to communicate this in an inventive and exciting way that will hopefully help young people understand, before they are tempted to enter into a lifetime addiction.”

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