What is there about smoking that poses such dangers for the tobacco user and the nonsmoker
exposed to sidestream smoke?
If a nonsmoker
asks a smoker to butt it, he or she must snuff it or face a fine.
We have learned that studies show that for every eight smokers tobacco kills, it takes one nonsmoker
For every eight smokers who die one nonsmoker
It seems to me, as a nonsmoker
, that the legal sound and fury about compensating smokers has egregiously ignored multitudes of nonsmokers
, many of whom could probably present acceptable evidence that their health has been seriously harmed by secondhand tobacco smoke.
The study included 103 former smokers with chronic sinusitis and 103 nonsmoker
sinusitis patients who completed questionnaires about their symptom severity, use of sinusitis medications, and quality of life.
On each trial, the terms smoker and nonsmoker
appeared with a social acceptance or rejection word, and 13 adolescent participants (five smokers and eight nonsmokers
) selected either similar or opposite.
The investigators used cohort data to classify each individual as a smoker or a nonsmoker
15,16] Also in the present study, in the nonsmoker
group, females were more than males.
In Wisconsin, for example, a single male nonsmoker
, age 30, could pay $468 per year for a plan with a $3,500 annual deductible, a $4,500 out-of-pocket maximum, and a 20 percent coinsurance rate.
These PET (position emission tomography) scans show the concentration of an important enzyme, MAO B, in the internal organs of a smoker and a nonsmoker
Assessments of hypothetical male and female current smokers, a former smoker, and a nonsmoker
revealed that smokers were viewed as less intelligent, creative, independent, conscientious, ambitious, and considerate, as having poorer judgment, and as more hostile than their nonsmoking counterparts.