December 2007 Issue

Secondhand Smoke: Dangerous

If you're a smoker, you can do your cat a huge favor by kicking the habit. Here's the proof.

The American Lung Association defines secondhand smoke, also known as environmental tobacco smoke, as a mixture of the smoke exhaled from the lungs of smokers and the smoke that is given off by the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar. These ambient fumes, which can linger in the air for hours after the source has been extinguished, will then be involuntarily inhaled by nonsmokers with potentially deadly consequences.

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