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New Campaign Highlights Tobacco Effect on Pets

July 22nd, 2013

dog_in_oncology02The Oregon Health Authority has a new campaign to inform smokers about the dangers to pets from second-hand smoke.

According to Sara Hartstein, Chronic Disease Policy Specialist for the Benton County Health Department, most pet owners are not aware that animals living with a smoker are more likely to die of cancer, nicotine poisoning, and other ailments related to tobacco use.  She also notes that studies show many pet owners would quit smoking if they knew it was harmful to their pets.

Download a poster promoting tobacco cessation for the sake of pet health.

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