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Stopwatch

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Secondhand smoke from cigarettes is dangerous, and this broadcast discusses how long it takes for someone else's cigarette smoke to affect your body.

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Stopwatch

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WOMAN: The following commercial about the dangers of secondhand smoke will last sixty seconds. Which is about as long as it takes for someone else's cigarette smoke to initiate a chain of events that can affect your body. And, we're not referring to symptoms like sneezing, coughing, or watery eyes. We're talking about biological changes. According to the most recent scientific studies, smoke enters the body where it travels into the lungs and thickens the blood allowing it to clot more easily. Blood vessels then constrict forcing the heart to work harder to deliver oxygen to the body. We will probably never know if this sixty second commercial has changed your mind about secondhand smoke. But, we do know that if you were standing next to a smoker while you were listening, their smoke has begun to change your body.

WOMAN ANNOUNCER: A message brought to you by this station and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Smoke-Free Cars and Homes PSA

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Importance of keeping cars and homes smoke-free.

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Smoke-Free Cars and Homes PSA (:15)

Let's continue building a better future for our children by keeping our house and car free of cigarette smoke.

This message was brought to you by the Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information, call 1-800-CDC-INFO.

Secondhand Smoke PSA

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Danger of secondhand smoke.

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Secondhand Smoke PSA (:15)

Secondhand cigarette smoke causes almost 3,000 lung cancer deaths each year among non-smokers.

This message was brought to you by the Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information, call 1-800-CDC-INFO.

Snuff Out Smoking

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Secondhand smoke from cigarettes is dangerous, and this broadcast discusses its effects and how it can be avoided.

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Snuff Out Smoking

This podcast is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC—safer, healthier people.

Many people in the United States smoke without ever lighting up. Smoke is dangerous whether you inhale it from a cigarette or breathe it from the air where others around you are smoking.

Secondhand smoke contains more than 50 chemicals that can cause cancer and heart disease among non-smoking adults. In children, it worsens asthma and causes ear infections. It can even cause sudden infant death syndrome.

Many states have outlawed smoking in public places, such as worksites, restaurants, and bars. However, several states still have no restrictions on smoking.

Only completely smoke free environments can fully protect your health. Protect yourself and your family by avoiding secondhand smoke exposure whenever possible.

Thank you for joining us on a Minute of Health, with CDC.

For the most accurate health information, visit www.cdc.gov, or call 1-800 CDC-INFO, 24/7.

 
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