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|'No Smoking Art'
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- Native American Connections
- Community Health Fairs
- 'Addiction Incorporated' Workshop
This sponsored by the Arizona Department of Health
Services, Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease
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A tragic personal example of asbestos/tobacco smoke pollution exposure synergism:
The Honorable Dennis Cahill, long time former member, Tempe City Council, now has the synergistic multiplier breathing difficulty impact of incapacitating Lung Cancer and Pleural
Mesothelioma. He was a bricklayer by profession with asbestos exposure at building sites, plus was widely exposed to breathing everyone else's Tobacco Smoke pollution at both his
work and at smoky meeting rooms and restaurants in the days before the 2002 Tempe Healthy Smoke-Free Workplaces Voter Initiative. The Tempe Healthy Smoke-Free Workplace
Initiative was passed by the people of Tempe in May 2002, because Dennis Cahill as a Tempe City Council member was the only one in late 2001, out of the 7 members willing to
even consider a Smoke Free law to protect all workers from workplace smoke pollution hazards by City Council action. The other 6 members did not dare show public support at their
City Council meeting for even allowing discussion on their agenda for an ordinance to protect workers from smoke pollution exposure health risks. The other 6 members , except
Dennis Cahill were actually also privately somewhat cautiously personally supportive, but did not dare say so publicly. They had been intimidated into inaction and public silence, when
threatened by some dissident bar owners, to have them all voted out by recall elections, if they dared vote for creating Smoke-Free workplaces, including protecting bar employees
from workplace Smoke pollution.
The result of this City Council refusal to offer worker help publicly, except for Dennis Cahill:
The rest of the story is well known. I as the "old country doctor grandpa," (with encouragement from others of Arizonans Concerned About Smoking), though turned down by the
Tempe City Council public meeting, went to the Tempe City Clerk's Office the very next day in late 2001. I immediately filled out the necessary paper work for an initiative voter action
and we promptly started gathering the necessary 10,000 valid voter signatures at public gathering places. Examples for signature gathering were in front of the libraries, in parking lots
before high school and College sporting events, at Pow Wows, outdoors after Church at several Churches, outside of a few friendly businesses, outside of Tempe health clinics and
the Tempe Hospital, at many community 5-K distance runs & health walks, walking among spectators along parade routes, in front of Arizona State University (ASU) College of Nursing
and the ASU Student Health Center, Just walking in neighborhoods knocking on doors was also useful.
We required no paid circulators of the initiative petitions. Unpaid volunteers gathered enough valid registered voter signatures within the time period allowed for the Tempe
Voter Initiative to qualify to get on the ballot for the following May 2002 regular Tempe Election. (hence no extra cost to us was required for a special election). Despite being called
"Health tyrants" plus some worse names and predictions of embarrassing defeat by many critics, with strong paid opposition from both the liquor and tobacco industries, we readily
gathered the necessary 10,000 valid signatures within the time period allowed. It was then voted into law by the people of Tempe despite Tobacco company and Arizona Licensed
Beverage Association opposition in the May 2002 regular scheduled election. (The people were allowed to make the decision, despite loud angry organized opposition when the City
Council Officials refused to act.)
Another example of synergism pollution exposure: tobacco smoke pollution & Uranium dust:
Smoke exposure and uranium exposure synergism multiplier effect causing increased Lung Cancer is anther synergism example. This gives me personal sad recollections of the
Navajo Reservation lung cancer patients seen in the 1960's. As a Family Physician at PHS Indian Hospital, Shiprock, New Mexico, Lung cancer had previously been seen very rarely
among Native American patients who hadn't by tradition smoked commercial tobacco in their long prior history. Neither lung cancer nor heart attacks had been seen as a major
problem in the pre-commercial tobacco smoking Native American cultures. For the first time with Uranium miners, in the Navajo Nation, we physicians with the Indian Health Service
were beginning to see lung cancer as a new major problem in Native American patients. It was clearly associated with Uranium mining air pollution inhalation exposure. In addition
there was synergistic multiplier added risk for those who also smoked tobacco. Fortunately in those days, before the days of the Indian casinos and the resultant new permissive
casino smoking culture changes and permissive attitude changes of today, there were then still relatively few American Indian addicted tobacco smokers. The few emerging exceptions
were among those Native Americans serving the USA in the military services in WW-II who had learned to smoke cigarettes while serving in the military service as an unfortunate result
of the widespread smoking culture actually promoting smoking in the military services and had returned home as new tobacco smoking addicts with the resultant tobacco related
diseases now so prevalent among Military Veterans. Except for this new problem post-war with the new Military Veteran smoking addicts, there had been very few Native Americans
previously addicted to commercial tobacco, and consequently very rare previous cases of either Lung Cancer or Heart attacks seen in Native Americans.
The Age-old Universe Laws of Science, Physics and Chemistry, can not be discounted.
Air pollution Chemicals Diffuse rapidly and thoroughly in Secondhand Smoke:
No one smokes alone! Smoking promotes sharing! Everyone shares the smoke!
All exposed neighbors in shared space, breathe & share the chemicals together !
This addition of the Mesothelioma Center to our "Arizonans Concerned About Smoking" website, sounds very reasonable
and appropriate. It is the multiplier combination of asbestos exposure and tobacco smoke together that has a tremendous
synergistic negative disease multiplier impact. (Asbestos and tobacco smoke has been reported as having 69 times the
additive synergistic damage impact of tobacco exposure alone). The damage together goes well beyond the individual
impacts of either tobacco smoke alone or asbestos exposure by themselves. ACAS President, Dr. Lee Fairbanks
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|ACAS Policy Recommendation:
Wherever "No Smoking permitted"
areas apply, it includes
"No e-cigarette emissions
"What are electronic cigarettes? Are they safer than conventional
"Until more is known about the potential risks, the safe play is to say Please read full article here: Mayo Clinic Health Info
no to electronic cigarettes."
"Electronic Cigarettes Harm The Lungs"
"Electronic cigarettes, seen by many as a healthy alternative to Please read full article here: Medical News Today
tobacco smoking, do cause damage to the lungs, scientists from
the University of Athens, Greece, explained at the European
Respiratory Society's Annual Congress 2012, Vienna..."
"What are electronic cigarettes?"
"Electronic cigarettes or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery Please read full article here: World Health Organization
systems) are devices whose function is to vaporize and deliver to
the lungs of the user a chemical mixture typically composed of
nicotine, propylene glycol and other chemicals, although some
products claim to contain no nicotine. A number of ENDS are
offered in flavours that can be particularly attractive to
adolescents. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are the most common
prototype of ENDS."
"E-cigarettes are evolving rapidly and being
marketed like cigarettes were in the 1950s and
"Marketing is back on television and radio, Please read full article here: Background Paper
aggressive placement in convenience stores
(next to candy) and in other stores, and youth
are rapidly adopting e-cigarettes"
START BY CLICKING
THE BOY OR THE GIRL.
|CVS to End Sales of Tobacco
Products in Oct.
|...Note that the CVS Pharmacies new policy of: "No Tobacco Product Sales" after
2014 includes "No e-cigarettes until FDA regulation."
There are quite a number of commendations for this policy and its total package
policy to include "No e-cigarettes until FDA regulation" being expressed.
While some others disagree, I and my "Arizonans Concerned About Smoking"
colleagues think this total package inclusion of "No e-cigarettes" is wise at this stage in
Take home message from all this: (CVS pharmacy policy is wise and to be
Heated e-cigarette emissions contain chemical reaction toxic contaminants not found in
FDA research approved Nicotine replacement products at room temperature. They
have no place in legitimate designated clean air "No Smoking" areas in Arizona, at this
time. Research to determine if they have a possible harm reduction role for addicted
smokers should be done, but not in Non-Smoking areas to contaminate shared clean
air breathing space of others.
|From an email dated 02/05/14 by ACAS President Lee Fairbanks:
|Our Purpose Is
To Save Lives
American Lung Association's Position on Marijuana Smoke: HERE
|last updated 03/12/14 480.733.5864 Mesa, AZ 85210
Los Angeles bans e-cigarettes in public places
Los Angeles — Los Angeles lawmakers voted Tuesday to ban e-cigarette use in public places where tobacco smoking is prohibited, including work places, restaurants and bars.
The LA City Council agreed by 14-0 to outlaw their use in indoor workplaces, outdoor dining areas, parks, recreational areas, beaches, bars and nightclubs where lighting up is banned.
So called "vaping" lounges and stores will be exempted, in line with exceptions made for cigar and hookah lounges where tobacco smoking is allowed, as will using e-cigarettes for "theatrical
The battery-powered devices, marketed as aids to quit smoking, allow users to inhale a nicotine-laced vapor, but experts say not enough is known about the effect of chemicals involved, on
smokers or those around them.
"Safer does not mean safe," said the LA County's public health director Dr. Jonathan Fielding. "Although they are less harmful than traditional cigarettes, some e-cigarettes contains some health
He added that e-cigarettes have grown into a "$1.5 billion industry that has caught the attention of big tobacco which historically has had scant regard for public health." (Copyright © 2014 AFP)
|ACAS Advisory: If you are looking at apartments to rent in Arizona, ask about their smoking policy!
|"Is smoking allowed? If so and you move in, realize that you, your family
and pets may be negatively impacted by harmful 2nd-hand smoke!"
|If you want more information about non-smoking multi-units, contact Arizona Smoke-Free Living at 602.258.7505 or email@example.com.
Title: When You Give Up Smoking It's A Different World
Date: ca. 1988
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