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Smoking in cars is unsafe, researchers say

Original post made on Aug 31, 2007

Stanford University researchers have found that a person who smokes just two cigarettes in a car releases particulates above government safety levels.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 31, 2007, 11:03 AM

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Posted by Child of smoker
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 31, 2007 at 2:54 pm

Not to mention the dangers of

1. Flying cigarettes and the likelihood of getting burned in an accident as the cigarette starts to smoulder on something.

2. The time it takes to take a cigarette out of the pack and put it in your mouth, then light the cigarette, all while not paying enough attention to driving.

As a child, I was in a car with a smoker and the above were real dangers to me, particularly in cars that didn't have lighters.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 31, 2007 at 3:51 pm

So walk.


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Posted by leonard
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 1, 2007 at 5:55 pm

smoning is dangerous
so is driving a car
incredible discovery these folks have stumbled upon
that when combined the danger persists
fascinating
what other type of research will they reveal next?
that eating donuts
and watching tv lead to obesity?
can't wait for the results on that one.
in regards to walking- it's not all that safe either
though we appreciate your pithy remarks at times-
though must say they grow old and tend to linger
like those pesky allergy causing trees on lowell street
that should be hauled out of town along with all the
other free standing miscreants who dare to lurk in our midst