Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hoiw's this for a scare tatic from antis?

This is un-Fkin-believable indeed. Is this person implying that a kid can survive being involved in an auto accident, but if that kid is around me as I smoke, he/she will fall dead on the spot from SHS inhalation?

If any nonsmoker actually believes tobacco smoke is more dangerous to a kid than getting hit by a car, I'd like to know that nonsmoker's IQ level.

Halloween, Children, Dangers, Accidents, Candy, Razor Blades, Tobacco
, Smoking
Halloween: Biggest Risk for Kids is Surprising // Tobacco Smoke More
Dangerous Than Auto Accidents or Adulterated Treats

2008-10-28 15:38:57 - This Halloween millions of parents, and many
grandparents, friends, and neighbors will all warn children about the
dangers of motor vehicle accidents or eating candy which hasn't been
inspected, but most will fail to warn about the biggest risk - one
which may kill more children this Halloween than all of the others

On average, only a handful of children are killed in auto accidents
every Halloween in the United States. Although this reportedly is
higher than other nights, the number still pales in comparison to the
death toll from secondhand tobacco smoke.

According to the Archives of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine,
secondhand tobacco smoke kills more than one thousand children every
year from diseases including respiratory syncytial bronchiolitis, asthmatic attacks, and
other respiratory complications. This doesn't even include the larger
number of deaths each year from SIDS [Sudden Infant Death syndrome]
apparently triggered by tobacco smoke.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that each year,
even at the levels found in a home where only one parent smokes,
smoke causes in infants: 150,000-300, 000 lower respiratory infections
like pneumonia and bronchitis; 7,500-15,000 hospitalizations; 200,000-
1,000,000 asthma attacks; 8,000-26,000 new cases of asthma, and - as
noted - a large increase in deaths from SIDS.

Thus, suggests Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), adults should warn
their children this Halloween, and also on other days, against
visiting, going to parties, or playing in homes where adults smoke,
especially in their presence.

They should also stay away from a parent, grandparent or other adult
while they are smoking, and avoid being seated in the smoking
sections of restaurants - and in cars when adults are smoking - where
exposure is far higher.

The National Confectioners Association claims that the idea the
Halloween candy may be tainted with razor blades or poison is largely
an urban myth. So perhaps parents, grandparents, and other adults
should give more attention to warning kids about more clearly
established dangers, suggests ASH.

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