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    Should you smoke around you're pets ?

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    Should you smoke around you're pets ?

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 30 Oct 2017, 12:05 pm

    Second-hand smoke linked to pet deaths and illnesses, experts say

    Family pets are equally, if not more, at risk of being affected by passive smoking as humans, research suggests.

    Animals inhale more smoke and - because of their grooming routines - also digest nicotine when licking their fur, a study by Glasgow University said.

    Dogs are at risk of developing lung or sinus cancer while smaller pets such as birds, rabbits and guinea pigs can face breathing issues and skin disease.

    Experts hope the findings will motivate pet owners to quit smoking.

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has teamed up with The Royal College of Nursing for a new campaign aimed at telling owners about the damage that can be done.

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    I wonder if these well-meaning people are reaching for the stars ?

    I mean, even although there are laws about smoking in front of children in cars and if any such law was introduced, for doing it in the home; if they cannot even enforce this behaviour, where children are concerned, how are they going to protect pets ?

    Any suggestions folks.


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    Re: Should you smoke around you're pets ?

    Post by zathrus on Thu 02 Nov 2017, 11:35 am

    Just a load of "fanny" if you ask me, as this could never be enforced.
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    Re: Should you smoke around you're pets ?

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 03 Nov 2017, 12:54 pm

    The thing is that most of the people who care about their pets health are the same people who care about the health of their children.

    These people would never consider smoking in front of their pets never mind in front of their children.

    It is the brainless and uneducated ones that do it anyway.


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    Re: Should you smoke around you're pets ?

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 04 Nov 2017, 11:29 am

    Again, this is just some "experts" trying to tell us what any sensible person would do anyway.

    I am sure that there ARE a few out there that don't care if their pets get damaged by smoking indoors, and it will be the exact-same bunch that will not care about doing it in front of their children either.

    Most of us won't do any of these things.
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    Re: Should you smoke around you're pets ?

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 05 Nov 2017, 11:54 am

    It is going to come down to conscience, as policing such acts is almost impossible to do.

    Just look at the success, or rather the lack of it, that the police are having with the banning of mobile phone-use while driving. Suspect


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