Secondhand Smoke Kills 600,000 A Year Worldwide

Secondhand smoke sickens millions and kills more than 600,000 people worldwide each year, including more than 165,000 children under 5.

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  • 38 At least 36 dead as fire rages through Russian psychiatric hospital
    Thirty-eight people were feared dead after a fire raged through an isolated psychiatric hospital north of Moscow on Friday, killing some patients in their beds and others who were trapped by barred windows. Most of the patients died in their sleep inhaling the fumes as they were likely sedated by prescribed medicine, a police source told the RIA Novosti news agency. More
  • Tennessee Cops murder 61 year old man in own home during wrong house drug raid.
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  • Camp Fire kills 23, becoming California’s deadliest wildfire since 1991
    The smoke, like orange fog, that enveloped Chico and surrounding ... Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or ...
    11/11/2018 - 2:56 am | View Link
  • N. California fire kills at least 9, destroys 6,700 structures, grows to 140 square miles
    None may have had it harder than Eva Loeffler (AY-vuh LEFF-lur), who didn't have a trailer for her 20-year-old pony ... day turned pitch black as fire and smoke roared in. On Friday she was ...
    11/9/2018 - 5:19 pm | View Link
  • Soulmates in the wake of war
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    11/9/2018 - 3:12 pm | View Link
  • Gunman Kills 12 People At Country Music Bar In Thousand Oaks, Calif.
    Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of law enforcement who went into the nightclub ... Another witness told ABC 7 that he saw someone throw smoke bombs into the front of the restaurant and shoot a security g...
    11/8/2018 - 10:14 pm | View Link
  • Marine veteran kills 12 at Calif. bar
    He also used a smoke bomb, according to a law enforcement official who ... The dead included a veteran sheriff's deputy who rushed in to confront the gunman, as well as a 22-year-old man who planned t...
    11/8/2018 - 9:36 pm | View Link
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  • The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco ...
    Foreword This twenty-ninth report of the Surgeon General documents the serious and deadly health effects of involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke.
    11/18/2018 - 1:36 am | View Website
  • Women & Tobacco
    Cigarette smoking is the single most preventable cause of premature death in the United States. Each year, more than 400,000 Americans die from cigarette smoking.
    11/17/2018 - 4:46 pm | View Website
  • Smoke-free Illinois
    The Smoke-free Illinois Act prohibits smoking in virtually all public places and workplaces, including offices, theaters, museums, libraries, educational institutions, schools, commercial establishments, enclosed shopping centers and retail stores, restaurants, bars, private clubs and gaming facilities.
    11/17/2018 - 11:31 am | View Website
  • CDC
    Diseases and Death Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body. 1 More than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking.
    11/16/2018 - 10:31 pm | View Website
  • Secondhand Smoke Studies: The Hype and The Deceit
    "Secondhand smoke kills, according to a new study!," is frantically shouted from the bold type headlines of newspapers and magazine articles.
    11/16/2018 - 1:41 pm | View Website
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