Monday, March 13, 2006

California EPA Report on Environmental Tobacco Smoke

This page has links to a very interesting report by a division of the California EPA. Detailing the list of toxic chemicals present in Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS), it explains why it should be identified as a Toxic Air Contaminant. They have studies linking ETS to breast cancer in young women. Makes me wonder how many smokers drive around with those pink ribbons on their cars, all the while, they've been contributing, rather than fighting it. I plan to use this information to get my workplace to consider letting me stop smoking second hand. With all of the information I've gathered, I can find no legal basis to force them to make work non-smoking, but I do have enough to make them look like assholes if they blow me off about it.