Psych Case Sudy

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Seider 1 Sam Seider Intro to Psych. Case Study 21 May 2007 Williams, G. (2005) Secondhand Smoke (SHS) Deserves More Than Secondhand Attention. 266-277 Summary: The article begins by stating some interesting statistics regarding secondhand smoke (SHS). In depth studies have found that 50,000 deaths occur from SHS every year-the same amount as colon cancer. Also, SHS consists of a complex mixture of 4,000 chemicals with over 60 known carcinogens and 6 toxicants. In 2004, SHS caused 35,000 cardiac deaths, 3,400 lung cancer deaths, 24,000 low birth weight babies, 20,000 new cases of asthma, and 500,000 inflammations of asthma. More studies have shown that SHS causes breast cancer, and is also linked with sudden infant death syndrome, ear infections, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and meningitis. One out of every eight smoking related deaths is due to SHS. The article continues and tells us that SHS is a cause for all of the previously named diseases and new data suggests more. Recent evidence suggests that cardiovascular disease caused by SHS may be considerably greater than previously estimated. A study was conducted in Helena, Montana. After a six month public smoking ban went into effect, there was forty percent drop in heart attack victims that were brought to the local hospital. We learn that “everyone who is exposed to SHS has increased risk for heart disease.” The study concluded that reduced exposure to SHS would rapidly reduce the risk of heart attacks. This new evidence has led the
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Seider 2 Centers for Disease Control to suggest that thousands of heart attack deaths for non-smokers could be avoided if comprehensive smoke-free policies were implemented. Williams also believes that screening and intervention for SHS should be integrated into the Public Health
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