The Motion Sick: Third-Hand Smoke!!!

Okay, it has nothing to do with The Motion Sick, but smoking just gets worse and worse for everyone it seems…

I used to tell people that I had quit second hand smoking if they lit up around me, now we all have to chase away people that smoke elsewhere, but bring the residuals with them…third-hand smoke! It seems kind of ridiculous, but then when you think about your hands being covered in cyanide and then going and playing with kids, I guess it gets a little more frightening.

A public service announcement from me to you…

The residue includes heavy metals, carcinogens and even radioactive materials that young children can get on their hands and ingest, especially if they’re crawling or playing on the floor.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/03/health/research/03smoke.html?_r=1&em

I am looking forward to fourth- and fifth-hand smoking. That’s when someone who smoked recently shook hands with someone who hands you a file folder.

We have laws prohibiting smoking at bars (or really anywhere) in Massachusetts, but sometimes, when we’re on tour, I am reminded of the experience of performing in a smoke-filled room, and I will say with great enthusiasm…it is terrible.

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