25 February 2009

Do you know that smoke also can harm your pets? Well, yes it is. New research show many smokers would stop to kick his habit to protect their pets.

Secondhand smoke causes almost 50,000 deaths in adult nonsmokers in the United States each year, and affect a pet’s health as well :
  1. Bronchial disease in both dogs and cats
  2. oral cancer and lymphoma in cats
  3. nasal and lung cancer in dogs
  4. lung cancer, and eye, skin, and heart problems in pet birds.
Estrimated calculation shows that pet owners spent $10.5 billion in US (2008) for pet supplies, OTC medications, expensive procedure for diagnosis (MRIs and CT scans). Pet owners will do just about anything to safeguard their animals.

In the survey, 28.4% of smokers said they would consider quitting after learning that secondhand smoke posed a danger to their pet. One in five smoking pet owners said they would ban smoking inside their home.

For doctors who treat people, pets could be one more way to motivate smokers to kick the habit. This may be a way to reach them and motivate people, but it potentially could be a way to target smokers from a new angle.

So, if you still can loose your smoke habit, may be you can have feathered friend to make you stop smoking.Do you know that smoke also can harm your pets? Well, yes it is. New reaserch show many smokers would stop to kick his habit to protect their pets.

Secondhand smoke causes almost 50,000 deaths in adult nonsmokers in the United States each year, and affect a pet’s health as well:
  1. Bronchial disease in both dogs and cats
  2. oral cancer and lymphoma in cats
  3. nasal and lung cancer in dogs
  4. lung cancer, and eye, skin, and heart problems in pet birds.
Estrimated calculation shows that pet owners spent $10.5 billion in US (2008) for pet supplies, OTC medications, expensive procedure for diagnosis (MRIs and CT scans). Pet owners will do just about anything to safeguard their animals.

In the survey, 28.4% of smokers said they would consider quitting after learning that secondhand smoke posed a danger to their pet. One in five smoking pet owners said they would ban smoking inside their home.

For doctors who treat people, pets could be one more way to motivate smokers to kick the habit. This may be a way to reach them and motivate people, but it potentially could be a way to target smokers from a new angle.

So, if you still can loose your smoke habit, may be you can have feathered friend to make you stop smoking.

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