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Monday, July 15, 2013

Smoking causes indirect hazards

TEXTILE trader Mohammad Qassim enjoys spending time at the Taman Jaya public park with his sons Qairon, eight, and Qairin, five, during weekends. Qassim, 46, would smoke his pipe while his children ran about. 

The turning point for him came when Qairin, while at the park, had trouble breathing. It was an asthma attack and he had to be rushed to the hospital. The doctor who attended to Qairin told Qassim that the particles and tar from tobacco smoke that had stuck to his shirt, pants and hands had triggered Qairin’s asthma attacks.     Read more  ......

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