First-Hand Opinion on Second Hand Smoke
Heatherly, David, Skeptic (Altadena, CA)
Regarding the article on second hand smoke by Sidney Zion in Vol. 13 No. 3, as I compose this letter here in Long Beach, California the annual fires of October are raging and it occurred to me that the discussion focuses on the wrong part of the debate. We are talking about smoke and the accepted definition of smoke is as follows:
1. The vaporous system made up of small particles of carbonaceous matter in the air, resulting mainly from the burning of organic material, such as wood or coal.
2. A suspension of fine solid or liquid particles in a gaseous medium.
3. A cloud of free particles.
I am pretty sure that a majority of the medical profession …
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Publication information: Article title: First-Hand Opinion on Second Hand Smoke. Contributors: Heatherly, David - Author. Magazine title: Skeptic (Altadena, CA). Volume: 13. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 2008. Page number: 19. © 2009 Skeptics Society & Skeptic Magazine. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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