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  • Profile picture of harleyrider
    harleyrider 4 years ago

    Here is the complete Matt Study.
    http://www.njgasp.org/Tob_Cntl_Jrnl_when_smokers_move_10-30-10.pdf
    "When smokers move out and non-smokers move in: residential thirdhand smoke pollution and exposure"
    Georg E. Matt et al.
    Tobacco Control published online October 30, 2010

    Just as I said. "Funding. This research was supported by funds from the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program ... grant number 13RT-0161H.

    For anyone who wants to copy my comment into a news article comment column, plagerize me with my blessing. Here's what I said. (I'm omitting the mention of Prop. 99 cigarette taxes because people outside California will not understand the reference.)

    Can you get lung cancer from a toilet seat?

    Thanks to California tax money from the California TRDRP (Tobacco Related Disease Research Program) given him for the study, SDSU psychology professor Dr. Georg Matt says, "Yes, you can!"

    It's how he earns a living.

    The mission of California's TRDRP is exemplified here, in their own words:
    http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2007/oct03.html

    Scroll down to the last paragraph. " ... The Legislature asked the University of California to establish and administer a research program (TRDRP) TO FACILITATE THE ELIMINATION OF SMOKING IN CALIFORNIA ..."

  • Profile picture of VJ Sleight
    VJ Sleight 4 years ago

    Thanks for providing the link to this study on Thirdhand smoke, showing that these toxic chemicals remain in a house for up to 2 months after a smoker moves out. Inhaling tobacco smoke is a leading cause of death and disability and I believe it is a noble cause to fight against. No other addictive substance does as much harm.

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