Smoking Endangers Animals Too

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Purred: Fri Jul 13, '12 6:25am PST 
Smoking isn’t just bad for people; it harms our animal friends as well. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts and Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine have found that cats who live with smokers are more than twice as likely to suffer from feline lymphoma, and population studies suggest that environmental smoke may increase the risk of nasal and lung cancer in dogs. If that doesn’t prompt smokers with animal companions to quit, I don’t know what will.

Fortunately, a abstraction conducted by the Henry Ford Bloom System Center for Bloom Promotion and Disease Prevention suggests that abounding smokers with beastly assembly would base out cigarettes if they knew that they were putting their dog’s or cat’s bloom at risk.

Nearly 3,300 humans alternate in an online analysis aimed at free if smokers would change their behavior if they knew that it afflicted their animal’s health. One in 5 of the humans who took the analysis smoked, and added than one in four lived with a smoker. Of the smokers, one in three said that alive that smoker was bad for their animal’s bloom would bulldoze them to bang the habit. Nearly one in 10 humans would ask a accomplice to quit, and one in seven would ask their accomplice to smoke outside.

It’s a start, at least. No one should put their best buddy’s bloom in danger—ever. If you affliction about animals, you absolutely charge to stop smoking, pronto. Do it for yourself, all your admired ones, and animals in laboratories too.

Companion bodies and dogs aren’t the alone animals who ache if humans smoke. Mice, rats, dogs, primates, and added animals are mutilated, pumped abounding of nicotine, and affected to drag smoke in atrocious class abstracts to “test” the furnishings of smoking.

Help Animals Breathe Easier

This advice should ablaze a blaze beneath all caring individuals, and if you smoke, it should accord you even added allurement to brand out cigarettes already and for all. It may not be easy, but your admired beastly companions—and animals adversity in laboratories—are counting on you to quit.