Studies: Secondhand Smoke Myth Up in Flames Page 2
Secondhand smoke myth up in flames
Cadmium and Polonium
For those worried about cadmium and polonium in secondary smoke:
If you live with smokers it will take you about ten thousand days to absorb the amount of cadmium you’ll get from one big healthy bag of sunflower seeds.
And if you’re worried about Polonium killing you like it killed that Russian spy a few years ago you’ll have to hang out in a smoking bar for roughly 2.7 **TRILLION** years…. that’s several hundred times as long as our entire universe has existed.
If you’re worried about the Nitrogen Oxides, don’t go near an airport: the takeoffs at an average medium-large airport emit roughly 8.5 Billion cigarettes worth of NOx PER DAY… all nicely being swooshed into those pleasant smoke-free terminals through their ventilation systems.
And yes, I have the docs on those figures if you want them.
Michael J. McFadden
Author of “TobakkoNacht — The Antismoking Endgame”