Skip to comments.Study Shows How Secondhand Smoke Injures Babies' Lungs
Posted on 08/16/2006 8:25:06 AM PDT by Moonman62
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ARe you ready to be called a smoke nazi? Sis boom bah, looks like the evidence is there, after all.
There's nothing wrong with smoking. None whatsoever.
Damn, I didn't smoke AROUND my kids, but I still feel guilty as a whiff might have gotten through.
Humans are far more resilient than the "victimization" lobby wants you to believe. After all, our ancestors were reared in smoke filled caves through ice ages....so stop this nonsense and mind your own business, please.
The only question I have is, how does smoke effect an unborn childs lungs, when the lungs aren't breathing air until it's born?
Oxygen is transferred to the blood stream directly from the mother to the fetus. Smoke would not have any effect on the development of the lungs.
My dad did three and a half packs of Camels a day and my mom finished off two packs of Pall Malls. We lived in a three room apartment. I must already have died and just don't know it.
I think that if secondhand smoke would be even slightly dangerous to any group it would be children and the elderly or those with breathing problems. No matter what science says, its just plain common courtesy not to smoke around anybody who doesnt smoke themselves, I have been that way since I picked up the nasty habit.
This article has failed to demonstrate exactly HOW second-hand smoke effects the lungs of the *unborn*. I understand that the chemicals in smoke can get to the fetus through blood and do various damage, but how does that affect the alveoli? A fetus can't breathe air, for crying out loud! So how does smoke specifically irritate the unborn lungs?
And on another thread these same people are denying that the unborn are children at all.
And silly me, I thought unborn children didn't use their lungs, so I'm kinda wonderin' how the smoke gets in there to damage 'em.
This just junk science. Everybody knows smoke is good for babies. Especially newborns.
Dont be silly, I am a smoker but I realize the effects of what I am doing to my body. Its not the smoke itself its what the smoke carries with it that makes it dangerous over the long run. Those cavemen didnt add artificial chemical preservatives or flavor enhancements to the wood they burned, or directly inhale it.
smokers don't light up around babies as a rule...non-issue
I had trouble with that one myself. I don't have any explanation other than the mother's inhalation being taken in through the lungs to filtrate somehow from their to the fetus' circulatory system, which they share until the umbilicus is severed.
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