• Secondhand smoke has no place in public indoor
areas and workplaces, because it causes and
triggers disease. Secondhand tobacco smoke,
also called "Environmental Tobacco Smoke"
contains more than 130 toxic chemical
compounds. More than 60 of these are known
carcinogens — chemicals that are known
to cause cancer.
• In all, the EPA estimates 38,000 nonsmoking
Americans die every year due to preventable
exposure to secondhand smoke.
• Children exposed to secondhand smoke are
twice as likely to develop asthma, and other
health concerns such as ear infections, and
reduced lung functions.
• Pregnant women exposed to secondhand smoke
are also at increased risk of having low birth
• The scientific evidence shows that there is no
"safe" level of exposure to secondhand smoke.
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