Navigation Links
Secondhand Smoke Affecting Millions of New Yorkers
Date:4/9/2009

Nonsmokers have higher-than-average levels of residue, study finds

THURSDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of New York City residents who do not smoke have elevated levels of the residue of secondhand smoke in their blood, says the city's health department.

And that suggests that nonsmokers in the city -- a number the city estimates at 2.5 million people -- are not adequately protected from cigarette smoke, it says.

"This is not what we expected," Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the city health commissioner and a co-author of the study, told the New York Times. "It is a shocking number."

A study of 2,000 people by the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, published online this week in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, found that 57 percent of nonsmoking adults in New York City had elevated levels of cotinine in their blood, compared with 45 percent of nonsmokers nationwide. Cotinine, a byproduct of nicotine breakdown, is not harmful but signals exposure to tobacco smoke.

Among nonsmoking New Yorkers, 69 percent of Asian adults are thought to have elevated cotinine levels, putting them at the top of the list, according to the study. Lower-income adults were more likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke than those with higher incomes -- 63 percent vs. 54 percent, the study found.

Data for the study came from a citywide Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted in 2004, one year after the city's smoke-free air law took effect. The law aims to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke at work and in some public places.

"The study provides more evidence of the pervasiveness of secondhand smoke," Jennifer Ellis, a former health department epidemiologist and the study's lead author, said in a news release from the city. "It's not clear why New Yorkers experience more exposure, despite the city's relatively low smoking rate. It may be that living
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Acting Surgeon General Announces National Initiatives to Protect Children by Reducing Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
2. Secondhand smoke increases teen test failure
3. Secondhand Smoke Hurts Kids Grades
4. Indiana Legislature Should Protect All Workers from Secondhand Smoke
5. Novel MRI technique shows secondhand smoke damages lungs
6. Secondhand smoke damages lungs, MRIs show
7. Special MRI Shows Secondhand Smoke Damages Lungs
8. Novel MRI Technique Shows Secondhand Smoke Damages Lungs
9. Global Initiative To Protect Children From Secondhand Smoke
10. Secondhand Smoke Worsens Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis Patients
11. World Cancer Campaign Builds Momentum Globally with International Initiative to Protect Children From Secondhand Smoke
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Secondhand Smoke Affecting Millions of New Yorkers
(Date:4/27/2015)... (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 Douglas Fitzpatrick ... help his clients feel secure, but also helps secure homes ... 7 p.m., Douglas will be manning a booth at the ... Lausche Building, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. , ... event that will feature hundreds of adoptable pets from more ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 27, 2015 FMC Corporation’s Health ... its wide range of market leading ingredients and solutions ... in Geneva, Switzerland. Vitafoods Europe 2015 expects to host ... showcasing the latest research in such areas as digestive ... , FMC Health and Nutrition’s booth will feature its ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 27, 2015 A' Design Award and ... SMRT IMAGE Lumica by Boombang Inc Design Team has ... Design Award in Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and ... SMRT IMAGE Lumica, Boombang Inc Design Team, the creative ... Lumica explained “SMRT Image Lumica is a two-way communication ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 27, 2015 Cannabix Technologies Inc. ... that Mr. Rocco Iannapollo has become an Advisor to ... for law enforcement and workplace testing. Mr. Iannapollo is ... 20 years of experience in the oil and gas ... experience with supplier, employer, and DOT compliance policies and ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 Ticket Down is a reputable ... Alpine Valley Music Theatre and the Isleta Amphitheater. ... New Mexico area can celebrate because their favorite performer ... Buffett will be performing alongside legendary performers, Huey ... stops during the summer and fall months of 2015 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Farmers Insurance Agent Douglas Fitzpatrick Ensures Pets Find Homes 2Health News:FMC Health and Nutrition to Feature Epax® Brand Omega-3 Ingredients at Vitafoods Europe 2015 2Health News:Boombang Inc Design Team wins Platinum in A' Medical Product Design Awards 2Health News:Rocco Iannapollo becomes an Advisor to Cannabix Technologies 2Health News:Rocco Iannapollo becomes an Advisor to Cannabix Technologies 3Health News:Rocco Iannapollo becomes an Advisor to Cannabix Technologies 4Health News:Cheap Jimmy Buffett Tickets at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Elkhorn, WI and at Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM Now on Sale at TicketDown.com 2
... deficiency is associated with arterial stiffness, a risk factor for ... new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society,s www.endo-society.org ... units (IU) per day had a decrease in central arterial ... humans with most of our body,s requirement of vitamin D, ...
... By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, ... prostate cancer vaccine extended the lives of men with ... study shows. The vaccine, called Provenge (sipuleucel-T), improved ... and involved less toxicity than chemotherapy. However, with a ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- ... warning of Parkinson,s disease and other neurological disorders, new research ... condition in which people violently act out their dreams during ... to develop Parkinson,s and related neurological disorders as much as ...
... prostate cancer, especially the more aggressive and dangerous forms that ... they age than men who stay free of the disease, ... on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. ... of Urology International , could help scientists gain a better ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- The ... their 40s is due more to the technology itself than ... study. For years, experts have known that mammography,s performance ... and they,ve placed much of the blame on the notion ...
... adults are more likely to use walkers, canes and other ... risk of using them incorrectly, according to new research from ... obesity is an epidemic for this population as well," said ... the project,s lead author. "This research shows that if obesity ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Vitamin D deficiency linked to arterial stiffness in black teens 2Health News:Vaccine Boosts Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Study 2Health News:Vaccine Boosts Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Study 3Health News:Sleep Disorder May Help Predict Parkinson's Decades Earlier 2Health News:Sleep Disorder May Help Predict Parkinson's Decades Earlier 3Health News:Dense bones linked to raised risk for prostate cancer 2Health News:Technology May Explain Mammogram's Poorer Performance in Younger Women 2Health News:Technology May Explain Mammogram's Poorer Performance in Younger Women 3Health News:Study: Weight issues move up need for walkers, canes, other devices 2Health News:Study: Weight issues move up need for walkers, canes, other devices 3
(Date:4/27/2015)... , April 27, 2015  Novira Therapeutics, Inc., ... for curative treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) ... for its lead HBV core inhibitor candidate, NVR 3-778, ... for the Study of the Liver (EASL) in ... activity of NVR 3-778 from studies performed in a ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 27, 2015 China Jo-Jo ... China Jo-Jo "), a leading China-based retail and wholesale ... its online and retail pharmacies, today announced its subsidiary, ... has signed a new sales incentive agreement with Wyeth ... China of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 BioLife Solutions , Inc. (NASDAQ: ... of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage and ... shipping products for cells and tissues ("BioLife" or ... and Drug Administration has confirmed acceptance of the Company,s ... not an endorsement nor approval of BioLife,s products for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Novira Therapeutics Announces Presentation of Preclinical Antiviral Data for NVR 3-778 at EASL 2Novira Therapeutics Announces Presentation of Preclinical Antiviral Data for NVR 3-778 at EASL 3China Jo-Jo Drugstore Signed a New Sales Incentive Agreement with Wyeth Pharmaceutical, a Subsidiary of Pfizer 2China Jo-Jo Drugstore Signed a New Sales Incentive Agreement with Wyeth Pharmaceutical, a Subsidiary of Pfizer 3China Jo-Jo Drugstore Signed a New Sales Incentive Agreement with Wyeth Pharmaceutical, a Subsidiary of Pfizer 4BioLife Solutions Submits FDA Master Files for Cell Thawing Media Products 2BioLife Solutions Submits FDA Master Files for Cell Thawing Media Products 3BioLife Solutions Submits FDA Master Files for Cell Thawing Media Products 4
... March 21, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... catalogue: Global Microscopes Industry ... report analyzes the worldwide markets for Microscopes in ... Charged Particle Microscopes, and Scanning Probe Microscopes. The ...
... March 21, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that ... in its catalogue: Global ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0459150/Global-Micro-Electromechanical-Systems-MEMs-Devices-Industry.html This ... Systems (MEMS) Devices in US$ Million by ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 2Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 3Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 4Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 5Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 6Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 7Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 8Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 9Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 10Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 11Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 12Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 13Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 14Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 15Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 16Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 17Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 18Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 19Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 20Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 21Reportlinker Adds Global Microscopes Industry 22Reportlinker Adds Global Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMs) Devices Industry 2Reportlinker Adds Global Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMs) Devices Industry 3Reportlinker Adds Global Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMs) Devices Industry 4Reportlinker Adds Global Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMs) Devices Industry 5Reportlinker Adds Global Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMs) Devices Industry 6Reportlinker Adds Global Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMs) Devices Industry 7Reportlinker Adds Global Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMs) Devices Industry 8Reportlinker Adds Global Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMs) Devices Industry 9Reportlinker Adds Global Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMs) Devices Industry 10Reportlinker Adds Global Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMs) Devices Industry 11Reportlinker Adds Global Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMs) Devices Industry 12Reportlinker Adds Global Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMs) Devices Industry 13Reportlinker Adds Global Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMs) Devices Industry 14Reportlinker Adds Global Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMs) Devices Industry 15
Micro instruments designed to provide maximum grasping, resecting capability, and excellent maneuverability for easy access to tight, small joints (wrist, elbow, and ankle).,Features pinless hinge d...
... LactoSorb® No-Profile Screw and Washer ... for multiple soft tissue re-attachments ... No-Profile Screw and washer provides ... a standard screw and washer ...
... The Stryker Inter-Lock™ System ... surgery at the tibial fixation ... backup fixation into one implant. ... and can be used routinely ...
The Stryker Bioabsorbable Wedge Interference Screw is made of Poly-L Lactic Acid (PLLA). The patented wedge design makes it perfect for cruciate reconstruction and is indicated for BTB and soft tissu...
Medicine Products: