Not sure which experts you have heard from, but last I had heard, the experts were saying that second hand smoke is far worse than that the smoker inhales because of the filtering through the rest of the cigarette in the case of the smoker. Second hand smoke is full of all sorts of noxious and toxic stuff. The only good thing about second hand smoke is that you receive a smaller dosage than if you were smoking, and that you can choose to walk away in many cases.
I personally feel that the law should allow you to (successfully) charge someone for assault for blowing smoke in your face, just as if they had hit you. Actually, of the two, hitting you is less life threatening in many cases.
Chet Cox wrote:
And "experts" are still trying to tell us there's no ill effect from second-hand smoke. Fooey to the experts!
On Mon, 09 Jun 2003 11:46:02 -0700 Stacy Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
Hi. I just got out of the hospital about a week ago. (I finally went there in desperation, not by choice.) The doctor was worried about a blood clot on my lungs which, as it turned out, didn't happen.
This morning I went for an assessment of sorts. When I came out of the interview someone standing beside me started to light up and blew cigarette smoke right in my path. My lungs, which up to that moment had been doing better, suddenly erupted in pain. I am still having chest pain after having that episode of second-hand smoke. I thought I was getting better.
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