Pets Affected by Smoking Too

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A study shows how smoking can affects pets in the household in multiple ways:

"Cigarette smoking is not only bad for your health, it also affects the health of your pets. According to the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific, recent medical research shows that cats and dogs living with people who smoke risk developing cancer, allergies and other illnesses from secondhand smoke.

If you've been on the fence about giving up smoking for the New Year, the Seattle Humane Society urges you to consider these facts:

* There is an increased risk for animals because they not only inhale tobacco smoke, but also ingest the residue that collects on their fur.

* Puppies that eat multiple cigarette butts can die of nicotine poisoning."

Read More: http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlehumane/archives/234846.asp

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