DOH Warns Of Dangers Of Secondhand Smoke For Pets December 06, 2005 10:04 AM
Not good news for some.
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The city’s Department of Health warns that secondhand smoke not only affects the people around you, but the pets around you as well.
As part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-smoking campaign, a new health advisory reminds smokers that their cats and dogs have higher cancer rates than the pets of non-smokers. Several recent studies support this finding.
A report in the Journal of Epidemiology says dogs that are in homes with smokers have a 60 percent greater risk of lung cancer. A Tufts University study also concluded that cats of smokers were three times as likely to contract lymphoma.
The ASPCA goes so far as to list tobacco smoke as a poison for birds.
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