Imagine What Zero Seconds of Exposure Would Do

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Michael Siegel notes that the amount of time it takes for secondhand smoke to do just as much as damage to your cardiovascular system as decades of smoking keeps dropping. The Minnesota Association for Nonsmokers is now claiming "research studies have shown that even just thirty seconds of exposure to secondhand smoke can make coronary artery function of non-smokers indistinguishable from [that of] smokers." Tobacco smoke apparently defies the ordinary rules of toxicology, becoming steadily more dangerous as the dose becomes smaller.

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  1. So it’s sort of like an anti-homeopathic treatment?

  2. That’s cool though, since I’ve been around smokers in the past, I can start smoking myself with no additional damage.

  3. I guess the logical conclusion is that at zero seconds of exposure, one actually becomes a cigarette.

  4. Save yourself! Become a firsthand smoker!

  5. To add to what kohlrabi said, have these bozos considered that their scare tactics could backfire?

  6. Well, that explains the origin of Mr. Butts.

  7. Well, that explains the origin of Mr. Butts.

  8. Biggest fucking sham since airbags.

    Reams of NHTSA studies show that there’s no diff in serious injuries/fatalities (requiring hospitalization) between belts only and belts + aigbags.

    But we all pay extra $$ for mandated airbags that do exactly squat.

  9. I’ve been smoking for 40 years and my lung feels great!

  10. You know this “science” is bullshit because if it held any water, the personal injury bar would be suing every smoker in America.

    On the other hand, these nanny-bastards just gave me another reason to fire up.

    Thanks f***ing nanny-tards!

  11. Tobacco smoke apparently defies the ordinary rules of toxicology, becoming steadily more dangerous as the dose becomes smaller.

    So… it’s homeopathic. Haa! I kill me.

  12. If there is so little difference between the coronary artery function of smokers and nonsmokers why don’t they use a different measure, such as lung capacity or something.

    This is relling me that smoking is pretty safe.

  13. But we all pay extra $$ for mandated airbags that do exactly squat.

    No, we all pay extra $$ for mandated airbags so that assholes who don’t know enough to buckle up don’t eliminate themselves from the gene pool.

  14. Bubba Zanetti:

    Your reference to the NHTSA airbag studies is news to me, very interesting. I’ve read news accounts of babies and little kids being killed by airbag inflation. A friend of mine who’s a big strong guy had an airbag inflate on him during a crash and he said it was brutal, he has no problem believing one could kill a kid. I’m a little guy and my car has an airbag, now I’m wondering if I should have it deactivated.

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