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Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: smoke, policy, recommendations, tobacco, hand, exposure, second, protection
Number of Pages: 57
The last several years have seen a wealth of new evidence on the health effects of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke (SHS) the benefits of smoke-free environments and best practice in implementing smoke-free policies. Compiling and disseminating this evidence is critical to raising awareness among decision-makers and public health advocates about the necessity for smoke-free environments to protect health and their broad acceptance and endorsement. It is for this reason that WHO is now publishing policy recommendations on protection from SHS exposure.
Author: Bengt Hagglund
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: experimental, study, vents, fire, inlets, natural, effects
Number of Pages: 104
Experimental smoke-filling tests were carried out in a single-story building. Trays of methanol were burnt. The fire gases were made visible by the use of artificial smoke added to the fire plume. This study concerned the effects on vents by varying the position & distribution of the inlet openings near the floor. The effects of dividing the building into two reservoirs by a smoke curtain were considered where the inflow of air into the fire reservoir was provided by the ceiling vents of the adjacent reservoir. Charts, tables & drawings.
Author: John Magrath
Keywords: smoke, africa
Number of Pages: 20
Too much or too little rain can be a matter of life or death in Africa. At different times and in different places across the continent, climate change threatens both. This briefing brings up-to-date the original report from the Working Group on Climate Change and Development, Africa--Up in Smoke?, released in 2005.
Author: Rob Cunningham
Keywords: war, tobacco, canadian, mirrors, smoke
Number of Pages: 404
Smoke and Mirrors provides a detailed account of Canada's continuing battle against the devastating effects of cigarettes. As an historical analysis, it consistently takes us behind the scenes in the tobacco war and is sure to interest Southern stakeholders who wish to learn from the Canadian experience. Author Rob Cunningham, lawyer, activist, and policy analyst for the Canadian Cancer Society, has produced a seminal reference that exposes the truth behind the century-old Canadian tobacco war.
Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: teens, facts, marijuana
Number of Pages: 40
Contents: What is marijuana? How is it used? How long does it stay in the user's body? How many teens smoke marijuana? Why do young people use it? What happens if you smoke it? What are the short-term effects of marijuana use? Does marijuana affect school, sports, or other activities? What are the long-term effects of marijuana use? Does marijuana lead to the use of other drugs? How can you tell if someone has been using marijuana? Is marijuana sometimes used as a medicine? How does marijuana affect driving? If a woman is pregnant & smokes marijuana, will it hurt the baby? What does marijuana
Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Task Force on Fl
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: materials, flammability, smoke, electric, cable, gases, corrosive, toxicity, board, commission, sociotechnical, advisory, report, task, force, national
Number of Pages: 170