Column by Not Gretchen Bulova:
The U.S. Surgeon General has come out with a new report, highlighting the negative impact second-hand smoke has on non-smokers.
"The health effects of secondhand smoke exposure are more pervasive than we previously thought," Carmona said. "The scientific evidence is now indisputable: Secondhand smoke is not a mere annoyance. It is a serious health hazard that can lead to disease and premature death in children and nonsmoking adults."
While I find it interesting that they are just confirming how harmful second-hand smoke can be, I'm glad they are finally coming forward with their findings. We need an outright ban on smoking in all indoor places, escept private homes, and eventually a ban on smoking anywhere but in a private home.
The Virginia Senate took action last year, hopefully both houses will follow through this coming session. The tobacco special interests are fighting a losing battle, eventually public health with overtake their powerful lobby.