Cigarette smoke causes migraines.
In a quest for better health I am constantly researching topics that affect our health. I have a very strong allergy to cigarette smoke. I can get an instant migraine from coming in contact with the lingering smell so when I read a few months ago that studies are indicating we have a new concern; "third hand smoke" I read on. Some people think I am over reacting when I say that cigarette smoke makes me sick, literally, but I am not! When my husband smoked I was always using home remedies for odor removal.
Third hand smoke produces dangerous carcinogens.
Science Daily writes in its issue dated February 9, 2010 “Nicotine in third hand smoke, the residue from tobacco smoke that clings to virtually all surfaces long after a cigarette has been extinguished, reacts with the common indoor air pollutant nitrous acid to produce dangerous carcinogens.”
The left over residue is particularly dangerous for our children!
I have 26 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. I consider their health and welfare to be very precious. Did you know that smoking in a home where there is children is hazardous to their health even if they are not present when you smoke? New studies are indicating that "third hand smoke" poses health risks particularly for our infants and toddlers. To learn more about these risks and findings read here.
According to the National Toxicology Program there ae 250 poisonous gases, chemicals and metals contained in cigarette smoke. When the cigarette goes out the danger is still present; clinging on hair, clothing, walls, floors, upholstery and in the very air we breathe. I wonder how to clean smoke damage from the floors and smoke damage from walls plus all the other places it clings to.
Smokers are not malicious beasts.
It is the cigarette that is insidious, not the smoker. I know and love smokers, but how can I live around them and not get sick? How can our children live in a healthy atmosphere? In a perfect world cigarettes would not have been invented, but in our imperfect world we need to make the best of what life hands us.
This post linked to Thursday Two Questions. It is here that we get to pose our question and see what kind of responses we get and we also get to join in the conversations of our fellow bloggers. Hey, I get to but in and no one considers it rude! I'm loving it! Thanks, Amanda.
- What are your most dreaded chores? I don't like doing the dishes.
- What are the shortcuts you have adopted to make them easier? I keep them done so they do not pile up on me.
Thanks for visiting me today. Take care and God bless.