secondhand smoke

First secondhand smoke, now secondhand harm from drinking

It’s no secret that university life often includes alcohol use, which can sometimes cause harm. Yet harm can also extend beyond the drinker, such as “secondhand harm” that is caused by intoxicated people: accidents or domestic, physical, or sexual violence; interrupted sleep or property destruction; and arguments, problems with relationships,…

Kids’ Teeth Affected by Secondhand Smoke

In a study published in The BMJ today, researchers found that exposure to secondhand smoke as an infant as young as 4 months is associated with increased risk of tooth decay at age 3, according to Medical News Today. Preventing tooth decay in young children tends to focus on restricting…

Share of U.S. Nonsmokers Exposed to Secondhand Smoke Declined by Half Since 2000

The share of American nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke fell by half since 2000, from 53 percent to 25 percent, according to a new government report. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said during the period studied, a growing number of states and municipalities banned smoking…