What's In This Blog

I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Health as I See It: Smoking and Children: Third-hand Smoke

I attended a training on Wellness and tobacco usage.  Smoking is not good.  Smoking accounts for more preventable deaths than all other preventable deaths combined.  It is especially hard on the lower income people, and those people with behavioral health problems.  Those with behavioral health issues have a life expectancy 20 years younger, and much of this has to do with cigarette usage.
I recently learned a new concept, third hand smoke.  We all know of first-hand smoke, the smoke you blow into your own lungs, or second hand, the smoke you blow into someone else's lungs.  Third-hand smoke has to do with the second-hand smoke landing on things, furniture, carpets and curtains, and then when those things are jostled or bumped it brushes into the air, and can be another source of chemicals and particles getting into the lungs.  Children and pets are especially vulnerable to third-hand smoke.

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