They are slowly killing themselves one carcinogen laced stick at a time. They are terribly addicted to a habit, which has often been described as more difficult than heroine to break. They are social outcasts, have been removed from bars and restaurants, and even though they brave the cold to observe the newly enforced laws, they still catch dirty looks from passers-by. Now it seems all those fortunate beings, who have never had to struggle with nicotine addiction and look down their noses at the filthy smokers with their filthy habits, were right. Smokers really are filthy.
The New York Times reported a new smoking danger: third -hand smoke, a term concocted by doctors at MassGeneral Hospital for children. These doctors have announced that the lovely aroma left on smokers after they return from a smoke break is harmful. We have all experienced this at one time or another, but it seems especially evident since the smoking ban went into effect. The delicious scent of hydrogen cyanide, butane, toluene, arsenic, lead, carbon monoxide, and apparently polonium-210 (yes, it's as radioactive as it sounds) are decidedly dangerous.
Even if smokers take all the proper precautions of smoking outside or with fans or outside with fans, they are still returning with a wealth of deadly agents on their hair and clothing. Infants and children are particularly susceptible to these clingy carcinogens, but they pose a health risk to anyone exposed to them.
Further resolutions anyone?