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Second Hand Smoke?? was posted 03/31/2012 02:19 pm by Anonymous
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The presumption of smoking that I encountered with the medical folks really bothered me. I grew up in a Fundamentalist Christian family and have never smoked a cigarette in my life. (It's one of a few things I thanked my parents for when I grew up and left the faith.) I did however work for many years in an office environment filled with smokers and was often closed up in meeting rooms where the air would get heavy with smoke. Almost unbreathable. It was miserable and I rejoiced along with many of my non smoking co-workers on the day our office because a NO SMOKING environment. I always wonder if the second hand smoke had anything to do with my diagnosis. Guess I will never know. No one in my family (not even cousins) have had PC. Just me. The number of years exposed to second hand smoke for me was about 15. My boss was a chain smoker. Not one other person that I worked with for lots of years developed PC, or any other cancer that I know of. Several of the chain smokers developed heart disease, A couple had early heart attacks, but no cancers. Seems life is strange that way sometimes.

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