Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.
AIHA Cautions Against Indoor Use of Electronic Cigarettes
he American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has described the potential exposures and health risks associated with the use of electronic cigarettes in a new report. The report reviewed current scientific information and evaluated the effects of chemicals used in e-cigarettes and emitted from them.
Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure: Smoke-Free Policies
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends smoke-free policies to reduce secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco use on the basis of strong evidence of effectiveness.
CDC Study Pinpoints Airport Smoking Areas' Pollution Levels
People passing by, cleaning, or working near designated smoking areas in five large U.S. airports are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to the study and reported in the November 26, 2012 issues of OH&S.
How Secondhand Smoke Affects the Brain
Secondhand smoke has a direct, measurable impact on the brain similar to what’s seen in the person doing the smoking, according to a new study and reported by the National Institutes of Health. The finding highlights the importance of limiting exposure to secondhand smoke in cars and other enclosed spaces.
Tobacco Smoke in the Workplace
The Surgeon General's December 9, 2010 report on tobacco smoke and health provides the latest findings about the adverse effects of even small amounts of tobacco smoke. NIOSH offers resources to help employers and workers prevent workplace exposures to tobacco smoke and to encourage workplace-based smoking cessation programs. Together with efforts to improve workplace health protection, these health promotion efforts are important parts of a comprehensive approach to improving workers’ health.
CDC NIOSH Science Blog: Secondhand Smoke and Casino Dealers
Results of new research conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on secondhand smoke—the exposure of non-smokers to tobacco smoke—confirm that dealers at the casinos investigated were exposed to secondhand smoke.
National Cancer Institute FactSheet - Secondhand Smoke: Questions and Answers
The National Cancer Institute address questions on secondhand smoke, including chemicals present, health effects and research with links to other information available on the internet.
Links to Secondhand Smoke from MEDLINEplus