True-false leaflet about tobacco facts. Contains a series of statements both true and false including: "People are allergic to smoke, false"; "tobacco is a major source of air pollution, false" ; "nonsmokers inhale nearly as much as smokers in a smoke filled room, false" ; "the surgeon general says carbon monoxide in experimental smoke-filled rooms exceed permissible levels, true" ; "the surgeon general says tobacco smoke is dangerous for nonsmokers with heart or lung trouble, false" ; "but the government has segregated nonsmokers on public transportation, true" : " we don't need laws to protect nonsmokers rights, true."
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William Kloepfer, Jr.
"PEOPLE ARE ALLERGIC TO SMOKE.
FALSE. Among people with allergies, some react to a skin test
~. involving a tobacco leaf extract, but that's ver~~
eren toba'c~-~ ~mo~e. ~moke can make~p~ple
~ncomfortable--direct e~os'ure can make the eyes smart, /,,_~.~ ....
for example% _~t,~ ~.n ~_~_~_ =-~- ~-~k__~r
TOBACCO SMOKE ~S A ~OR SOURCE OF A~R
FALSE. ~'w: ...... ~ ....... " =nn_.=n.m
~'~ ~"; ~hah'~ 'fT~U~--~.~t 9pe of the best
studies, p~lished by ~e New Yor~ Academy of Sciences,
showed that cigarette smoke provided less than one ten- ~.~
thousand~ of ~e carbon ~noxide in our air. Motor
vehicles produce ~re ~an 5,900 times as much. Even
forest fires produce over 700 times as much.
F~SE. ~e myth comes from an .o~er~ent in a small room with
no ventilation, where over three packs o~_.g~g~et~ .......
-- . ~ .......
were s~ked in two hours. Obv~oh~a~ 5esides, ~'~
when a window was opened after the e~erimeht, the traces
of nicot~e in ~e air disappeared in 15 minutes. -U. S.
government experts did a study in airplane~~~.~
~a lot of s~king a~ng passengers. With sensitive~
instr~ents and nodal ventilation, they
smoke in ~e air and said it "does not
represent a signi-
ficant health hazard to nonsmoking passenger~
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THE SURGEON GENERAL SAYS C N MONOXIDE IN EXPERIMENTAL SMOKE-
FILLED ROOMS EXCEEDS PERMISS~LE LEVELS.
TRUE. BUT--Putting the emphasis on that word "experimental,"
it's also true that the scientists who ran the tests
went out of their way to point out that such conditions
would rarely if ever be found in real life. And even
in these extreme, heavy smoking, no-ventilation situa-
tions, excessive carbon monoxide [was~/~ly~not
TOBACCO SMOKE IS DANGEROUS FOR NONSMOKERS WITH HEART OR LUNG
~ he pointed out that if the artificial levels of car-
~ bon monoxide found i~-the experimental smoke-filled
rooms wer___~e to prevail, this "ma[, o__n o~ccasion, dependin9
~ the length of exposure," be harmful and "this would
be partxcularly slgnlfxcant" (he did not say .how) for
persons with heart or lung ailments.
Surge~General himsel~ho also pointed to another
~ study wh~l~ showed ~relationship baleen par~s'~
~~ng ~~~ers' respiratory i~ess-rates. ~
~~oth~~hildren were put in a small r~om,
~~~as fil~ wi~~ke, ~ey were shown "scare" ~
~~~~lleged ~ers ~f tobacco, ~ere was~no
~r, an~he~ ~ey ~dly had higher hear¢-
b~~s an~od brassie. ~s ki-d of "evidence"
Ass~ ~~.~al~ ~o~ac~ true, nd
still only~~nor.ity of s~kers would be aff ~cted.
But e~gh the n~e~~oZ~l~esses statistica .ly
~e<~[~ ~moklng are smai~ob~o manufact
~t~;~/have kept increasing their research co~~ :o $50
~:~.~~_~ndependent scientists to find the zru~.
Cz- 5 TIMN 262714
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