Navigation Links
Smoking Still Allowed at 1 in 4 Major U.S. Airports
Date:11/18/2010

THURSDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of harried travelers must still put up with unhealthy fumes from indoor smoking at one in every four major U.S. airports, a new study finds.

The analysis of smoke-free policies at large-hub airports in 2002 and 2010 found that smoking is permitted inside seven of the nation's largest airports, including three of the five busiest: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Denver International Airport.

Other major airports that allow indoor smoking include: Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Salt Lake City International Airport.

The study was conducted by a team at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The researchers found that 22 percent of U.S. passenger boardings -- about 151 million embarkations annually -- still take place at the airports that permit smoking.

Instead of adopting smoke-free policies, a number of airports have installed enclosed, ventilated smoking rooms. However, complete elimination of exposure to secondhand smoke cannot be achieved by separating smokers from nonsmokers, cleaning the air and ventilating buildings, the U.S. Surgeon General concluded in 2006.

Only 100 percent smoke-free policies fully protect airport travelers and workers from secondhand smoke, the researchers said.

The study is published in the Nov. 19 issue of the CDC's journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The researchers noted there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke, which causes serious health problems and death. For example, secondhand smoke causes an estimated 46,000 heart disease deaths and 3,400 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year.

More information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has more about secondhand smoke.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, news release, Nov. 18, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $418.8 Million for Texas and Cut Youth Smoking
2. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $18.6 Million for Montana and Cut Youth Smoking
3. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $24.8 Million for Wyoming and Cut Youth Smoking
4. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $43.3 Million for Utah and Cut Youth Smoking
5. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $113.9 Million for Colorado and Cut Youth Smoking
6. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $65.3 Million for Iowa and Cut Youth Smoking
7. Quitting smoking especially difficult for select groups
8. New intervention helps Latino parents of asthmatic children quit smoking
9. Warning: Immigrating to North America may foster smoking in children
10. VIDEO from Medialink and American Lung Association: Dont Quit on Your Resolution to Quit Smoking!
11. Smoking significantly increases risk of aneurysm in people with certain genes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Smoking Still Allowed at 1 in 4 Major U.S. Airports
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many kids ... sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids excited ... all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having fun ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a missionary couple ... From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published author, Carole ... and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she has taught ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... LA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet ... in the U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, ... occupy the former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, ... post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an ... has been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at ... D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology ... the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... for the third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October ... on that day with the investment community and media ... The conference call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern ... a live webcast of the conference call through a ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early ... of wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of ... Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions ... affordable analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, ... ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) ... letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... sirukumab for the treatment of moderately to severely active ... clinical data are needed to further evaluate the safety ... active RA. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: