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Beginning on December 31, 2010, members of the United States Navy will no longer be able to smoke while aboard submarines. Approximately 35 to 40 percent of the 13,000 sailors currently serving on the Navy’s 71 submarines are smokers.

A study done in 2009 revealed that non-smoking individuals aboard naval ships were being negatively impacted by the smoking habits of their fellow sailors. Specifically, one article states that this study showed that the current method of using air scrubbers to remove the smoke was still leaving an “unacceptable level of secondhand smoke in the atmospheres of submerged submarines.” (more…)

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E-Cigarettes are a product that have caused a fairly large amount of discussion over recent years but never truly grabbed media attention for a sustained period of time. This BBC article suggests that they may not be a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes after all.

True, the people who use e-cigarettes are not inhaling some of the harmful chemicals that are found in cigarettes such as tar and carbon monoxide. However, very little research has been done to prove that these are some how healthier.

Several studies are currently exploring this but results won’t be released until later this year at best. Definitely use caution if you have chosen to use one of these devices instead of normal cigarettes.

Go here for help quitting smoking all together:

Visit here or call 1-800-quit-now

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