Cotton candy and ‘Atomic Fireball’ flavored electronic cigarettes are forging a new pathway to addiction, death and disease

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E-cigarette use among middle school children has doubled in just one year. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced e-cigarette use also doubled among high school students in one year, and that 1 in 10 high school students have used an e-cigarette. Continue reading

Secondhand smoke kills

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We are smoke-free youth educators from Boston Asian: Youth Essential Service. We are concerned about the health of our community. We want to raise awareness about the negative health effects of living in an environment where one is exposed to secondhand smoke. We support smoke-free housing policies to protect the health of Chinatown residents. Continue reading

One smoker increases health risk to nonsmokers

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Many factors cause cancer. From manmade chemicals to environmental exposure, secondhand smoke contributes to health problems that affect the respiratory system, cardiac function and cancers.

Secondhand smoke is the most common cause of tobacco intake. While there are devices that can test for indoor chemicals and smoke, there are nearly no safety measures when encountering smoke outdoors. Because smoke can be anywhere at any time, even breathing in a little bit can be harmful. Continue reading