'Thirdhand' smoke a health risk in cinemas, say researchers
[...] Now scientists say they have measured levels of such “thirdhand” smoke, suggesting it is carried on the bodies and clothing of moviegoers and could be a prominent, and lingering, source of hazardous chemicals.
“This represents significant but poorly understood health risks to non-smokers and a source of reactive chemicals indoors,” said Dr Drew Gentner, co-author of the research from Yale University, noting that previous studies suggest thirdhand smoke may account for between 5% and 60% of the combined disease burden from cigarette smoke in non-smokers.
The issue has long been a source of debate within the country's ruling conservative bloc, which had struggled to arrive at a common position and had blocked previous efforts to introduce such a ban.
A policy paper endorsed by the bloc's parliamentary group on Tuesday said the move was necessary to confront "the biggest avoidable health risk of our time."
星期五, 4月 03, 2020
VAPING, SARS-CoV-2 AND COVID-19 TECHNICAL INFORMATION FOR VAPERS Update 2 April 2020
As new data and studies are emerging on the SARS-CoV-2, we will be constantly upgrading technical information. The present upgrade incorporates information on (1) more recent misinformation (Bloomberg News), (2) new data on COVID-19 vs smoking and (3) more information on environmental vapor
星期五, 4月 03, 2020
Science In Crisis | Precipitous fall from Climate, to Vaping to COVID19 | RegWatch (Live)
Marc Morano is quite simply the world’s number one climate contrarian, a dogged opponent of hysterical science, and a denier of the prophecies of climate doom. In this episode of RegWatch, Morano joins to discuss the crisis in science that many have recognized with regard to vaping and are now becoming aware of due to the disastrous, catastrophic, overreaction to COVID19 by the scientific community and public health agencies the world over.
星期三, 3月 25, 2020
VAPING AND SARS-CoV-2 AND COVID-19 TECHNICAL INFORMATION FOR VAPERS
A good reference reviewing the available evidence on the relation between smoking, vaping and COVID- 19 is the article written by Farsalinos, Barbouni and Nyaura  (see also the professional blog entry of
Farsalinos ). The authors conclude after reviewing the data from five studies on patients infected by SARS-CoV-2 that the relation between smoking cigarettes and the severity of COVID-19 in infected Chinese patients is uncertain and even protective (bearing in mind that 52.1% of Chinese men smoke whereas only 2.7% of women do).
星期二, 3月 24, 2020
Smokers At Higher Risk Of Severe COVID-19 During Coronavirus Outbreak
A leading expert has warned that smokers are likely at increased risk of more severe COVID-19, compared to non-smokers, suggesting that now would be a particularly good time to try and quit or cut down.
“There’s not very much data at this point on COVID-19 in smokers, but we do know from reports from China, smokers seem to be over-represented in groups of people who have severe or critical COVID-19,” said J. Taylor Hays, M.D. Director of the Nicotine Dependence center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.