Smoking and Vaping and the Hazards they Create for Our Pets


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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from Don talks with Roxane Dubay, a Public Health Educator/Tobacco Specialist from Bangor Public Health and Community Services, and Dr. Mark Hanks, a veterinarian from Kindred Spirits Veterinary clinic in Orrington, about second and third-hand smoke, nicotine, vape and e-pens, marijuana and the hazard these products pose to our pets.

An article on Don's blog at provides additional information and links on this topic.

Contact Info Roxane Dubay Public Health Educator/Tobacco Specialist Bangor Public Health and Community Services

103 Texas Avenue Bangor, Maine 04401 Office: 207-992-4531 Fax: 207-945-3348

Dr. Mark Hanks Kindred Spirits Veterinary Clinic Location: 857 River Rd, Orrington, ME 04474 Phone: (207) 825-8989 Website: Facebook: Don Hanson & Kate Dutra Green Acres Kennel Shop, & The Woof Meow ShowLocation: 1653 Union St, Bangor, ME 04401-2204 Phone: (207) 945-6841, x103 Email-Email Don Website-Green Acres: Facebook-Green Acres: Website-The Woof Meow Show: Facebook-The Woof Meow Show: Website-ForceFreePets- Facebook-ForceFreePets- Recommended Resources

Articles on Don's Blog ( )

Tobacco Smoke, Vaping, Nicotine, and The Risk They Pose to Our Pets –


Cited References

1Bertone-Johnson ER, Procter-Gray E, Gollenberg AL, et al. Environmental tobacco smoke and canine urinary cotinine level. Environ Res. 2008;106(3):361-4. Available at: Accessed Nov 11, 2012.

2Reif JS, Bruns C, Lower KS. Cancer of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses and Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke in Pet Dogs. Am J Epidemiol 1998; 147:488–92. Available at: Accessed Nov 11, 2012.

3Reif JS, Dunn K, Ogilvie GK et al. Passive smoking and canine lung cancer risk. Am J Epidemiol 1992 Feb 1;135(3):234-9. Available at: Accessed Nov 11, 2012.

4Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Risk of Malignant Lymphoma in Pet Cats; Am J Epidemiol 2002; 156:268–73. Bertone ER, Snyder LA, Moore AS.

5Matt GE, Quintana PJE, Hovell MF et al. Households contaminated by environmental tobacco smoke: sources of infant exposures. Tob Control 2004;13:29-3. Available at: Accessed Nov 11, 2012.

Other Resources

Smoking, Vaping, Nicotine & Pets Resources to Help You Quit Smoking or Vaping

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