What we've learned here is that anything Carol is against is likely something that helps Americans.<quoted text>
When any government agency outgrows it's original purpose and becomes morbidly obese, it's time to put it on a diet.
The EPA can't even fit through the door anymore and then throws its weight around wreaking havoc.
Think about it!! She's railed against science for years now, proving her denial of reality and clinging to nonsense.
Her denial of the dangers of smoking and of second hand smoke prove her to be a nitwit.
A nitwit who sits at the computer with a piece of pie and a cigarette.
And she has diabetes and high cholesterol!! Now we learn she's a smoker, still denying proven science.
She is an example of why our healthcare system is under strain. Her disgusting personal habits cost the rest of us money.
Then she complains about others getting healthcare.
"The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General
June 27, 2006
""“The Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke”
Thank you, Rear Admiral Moritsugu for your kind introduction.
I am grateful to be here today and to be able to say unequivocally that the debate is over. The science is clear: secondhand smoke is not a mere annoyance, but a serious health hazard that causes premature death and disease in children and nonsmoking adults.
Updating the Evidence
Twenty years ago, the 1986 Surgeon General’s Report on The Health Consequences of Involuntary Smoking concluded that secondhand smoke exposure was a cause of disease in nonsmokers. That Report, which was one of the first major reports to investigate this topic, concluded that secondhand smoke caused lung cancer among nonsmoking adults and several respiratory problems among children.
Since that Report was published, hundreds of peer-reviewed studies and several additional major reports on the health effects of secondhand smoke have been published, and the evidence on these health effects has become even stronger.
The Surgeon General’s Report that we are releasing today, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke, documents beyond any doubt that secondhand smoke harms people’s health. In the course of the past 20 years, the scientific community has reached consensus on this point.
I would like to draw your attention to several new conclusions that I have reached due to overwhelming scientific evidence.
Secondhand smoke exposure causes heart disease and lung cancer in adults and sudden infant death syndrome and respiratory problems in children.
There is NO risk-free level of secondhand smoke exposure, with even brief exposure adversely affecting the cardiovascular and respiratory system.
Only smoke-free environments effectively protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke exposure in indoor spaces.
Finally, the Report concludes that, while great strides have been made in recent years in reducing nonsmoking Americans’ secondhand smoke exposure, millions of Americans continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes and workplaces.
Secondhand Smoke is Harmful to All People
Allow me to expand on the first major conclusion. Secondhand smoke is a health hazard for all people: it is harmful to both children and adults, and to both women and men. It is harmful to nonsmokers whether they are exposed in their homes, their vehicles, their workplaces, or in enclosedpublic places. We have found that certain populations are especially susceptible to the health effects of secondhand smoke, including infants and children, pregnant women, older persons, and persons with pre-existing respiratory conditions and heart disease.
Stay stupid, Carol. It suits you well.