I don’t smoke and I’ve always been annoyed by those who do. Most die-heard smokers will tell you that seconhand smoke is not really harmful. Oh yeah?
Check out this little article I recently found in Time. “The health risks posed by secondhand smoke are well documented but…what is sure to fire up the tobacco lobby was a small study out of Helena Montana. When the city passed an ordinance banning indoor smoking in 2002, Helena’s only heart hospital recorded a 40% drop in the number of heart attacks. What’s more, when a court order lifted the ban half a year later, the heart-attack rate bounced right back.”
Um…for those of you who don’t know Brits call cigarettes fags.