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Are You Injured by Secondhand or Thirdhand Tobacco smoke? If so, we would like to hear from you. Please answer the following questions and send this form. The answers will be summarized and displayed here later. Be assured this survey is anonymous.
First, some preliminaries -
Tobacco smoke has been recognized as a Class A carcinogen by the EPA for many years. It is in the same hazard class as asbestos, which we put so much effort into totally removing from all our living spaces.
The U. S. Surgeon General has stated "there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke."
Note that the Surgeon General's statement referred to "normal" people; it does not account for people who are perhaps more than a 1000 times more sensitive to the smoke than normal people.
ASHRAE (The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) has position papers recognizing the EPA and Surgeon General statements and go on to state "The only way to protect people is to totally prohibit smoking in air conditioned buildings." There are no reservations nor qualifications.
The American Lung Association recognizes the EPA and Surgeon General statements on its web site saying " "there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke. None." There are no reservations nor qualifications.
Now on to some questions. But first, if you are addicted to a materiel that the Surgeon General recognizes as being as mentally and physically addictive as heroin or morphine, please go elsewhere.
The following is a summary of how many Yes or No responses have been received as of February 14, 2009.
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