Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dr. Michael Fiore, UW-CTRI

-SHS harms people and exacts a human and financial cost
-SHS causes about 1,000 deaths per year in WI
-SHS disproportionately affects low income residents
-focus on a pregnant woman who works in a bar: higher miscarriage rates, higher low weight birth rates, higher rates of developmental disabilities due to her exposure to SHS
-the ONLY reason we are debating this is because it relates to Big Tobacco
-we would not be having this debate if it was about sprinkling asbestos on people - they are both clear health hazards, but the resistance to addressing these hazards only exists where Big Tobacco is concerned

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