ETS an asthma


Asthma incidence in under 15-year-olds has increased from 5.8 per 10,000 in 1970 to 35.8 per 10,000 in 1997. (These are hospital discharge figures, not initial diagnoses.) During the same period, smoking rates dropped from 40% to 24% and according to the CDC, exposure of children to ETS decreased 75%. (The National Asthma Campaign, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Jim Pirkle MD, PhD, CDC’s Environmental Laboratory)

IF TRUTH IS ON THEIR SIDE, WHY DO THEY LIE?

Cross posted at Ban the Ban Wisconsin

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3 Responses to ETS an asthma

  1. A couple of good friends of mine are smokers and asmatics
    They say that second-hand smoke and smoking doesn’t not bother them

    http://thetruthisalie.com
    http://fightingback.homestead.com

  2. harleyrider1978 says:

    In 2008 this paper was produced in America and concludes that nictotine and hence active smoking and passive smoking leads to less asthma. It also gives the aetiology (causation) why nicotine and the biologial process that reduces asthma in recipients.

    The results unequivocally show that, even after multiple allergen sensitizations, nicotine dramatically suppresses inflammatory/allergic parameters in the lung including the following: eosinophilic/lymphocytic emigration; mRNA and/or protein expression of the Th2 cytokines/chemokines IL-4, IL-5, IL-13, IL-25, and eotaxin; leukotriene C4; and total as well as allergen-specific IgE. unequivocally show that, even after multiple allergen sensitizations, nicotine dramatically suppresses inflammatory/allergic parameters in the lung including the following: eosinophilic/lymphocytic emigration; mRNA and/or protein expression of the Th2 cytokines/chemokines IL-4, IL-5, IL-13, IL-25, and eotaxin; leukotriene C4; and total as well as allergen-specific IgE. ”

    http://www.jimmunol.org/cgi/content/abstract/180/11/7655

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    Asthma Death Rates Are Lower in States With Higher Rates of Smoking. The states of Utah and California, which have the lowest rates of smoking at 13.0 and 17.1 percent of adults respectively, are also among the states with the highest death rates from asthma. (Asthma Deaths, 2000; and: Smoking Among Adolescents, 2001, and Smoking Among Adults, 2001. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2003 State Health Profiles, Atlanta, GA: US Deparment of Health and Human Services, 2003.

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    The EPA’s Sorry Status Report on Children and Asthma
    “America’s Children and the Environment. Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens, and Illnesses,” Second Edition, US EPA, Feb. 2003. EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman boasts that “This report marks the progress we have made as a nation to reduce environmental risks faced by childen,” including “Implementing the Smoke-Free Home Pledge campaign, designed to protect millions of children from the risks of tobacco smoke at home.” On pdf p. 75, “Between 1980 and 1995, the percentage of children with asthma doubled, from 3.6 percent in 1980 to 7.5 percent in 1995.” The graph on pdf page 67 boasts of declines in cotinine levels during this same period.

    http://www.epa.gov/opeedweb/children/publications/ace_2003.pdf

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    Your phony smoking cost claims, such as the CDC’s SAMMEC, pretend that non-smokers’ costs don’t exist at all. Here’s a real study that looks at both sides’ costs. Table 1 gives the bottom line: At age 20, smokers’ lifetime costs will total 220k Euros, obese peoples’ costs will total 250k Euros, and the “Healthy Living” will cost 281k Euros. [Approximately $303k, $344k, and $387k U.S.]

    http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0050029

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    All the second hand smoke junk “evidence” is nothing but evidence of the governments CRIMES in pushing prohibition. And all the Surgeon General reports were manufactured by a little clique of politically-connected charlatans who excluded real scientists from their meetings and discussions. They’re group led by Jonathan M. Samet, who supervised all the Surgeon General reports since the 1980s, the EPA report, the IARC report, and the ASHRAE report. That’s why they all agree! Plus, he testified at lawsuits against the tobacco companies, and he’s now the chairman of the FDA Committee on Tobacco.

    http://www.smokershistory.com/SGlies.html

  3. Update, there is now a study that backs this up.

    “MedWire News: Parental smoking during childhood and personal cigarette smoking in teenage and early adult life lowers the risk for allergic sensitization in those with a family history of atopy, according to the results of a study from New Zealand. . . smoking and those who took up cigarette smoking themselves had a lower incidence of atopy to a range of common inhaled allergens.

    “These associations were found only in those with a parental history of asthma or hay fever.”

    They conclude: “The harmful effects of cigarette smoke are well known, and there are many reasons to avoid it.

    “Our findings suggest that preventing allergic sensitization is not one of them.”
    http://www.medwire-news.md/48/72330/Respiratory/Smoking_linked_to_reduced_allergic_sensitization_.html

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