But now other, newer research is showing is that other smokes can also harm our health. Examples include:
BBQs (inhaling the fumes)
Sad, but most likely true, that our beloved birthday candles, campfires, and smokey meats, are all harmful. Believe me: I am quite depressed by the above list as well. I absolutely love smoked paprika (a key ingredient in my fakin' bacon recipe) and since I only started eating fish last year, I've only had smoked salmon a handful of times in my life---and let me tell you---I definitely miss this savory treat.
But, with everything in life, moderation is what is key. We only have one birthday a year, so have fun blowing out the darn carcinogenic candles! Hanging around one or two campfires this Summer should be a-O.K. too.
However, I would really like to encourage regular BBQ-ers to be careful and to avoid breathing in the fumes. And as for my meat-loving readers, please be a little more wary of the smoked varieties.