Steven Stellman - Health risks of passive smoking

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  Papier, C. M., Stellman, S. D. 11 (3-4) 267-77-

  Abstract: Passive or involuntary smoking is the   inhalation of smoke which escapes directly into the air from the   lit end of a burning cigarette. This unfiltered smoke contains   the same toxic components of the mainstream smoke inhaled   directly by the smoker, including numerous carcinogens, many in   greater concentrations. It has long been known that exposure to   this type of smoke leads to increased respiratory and other   adverse health conditions in non-smokers, especially children.   During the past five years, evidence has been accumulating that   risk of lung cancer is also higher, particularly in non-smoking   women whose husbands smoke. Despite uncertainties and differences   in interpretation of various cancer studies, there is ample   justification for public health measures now in place or   proposed, such as restriction or elimination of smoking in the   workplace and in public places.

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