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Second-Hand Smoke

When you smoke around friends or family, you endanger their health as much as yours.

  • Babies exposed to cigarette smoke have an increased risk of dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and children of smokers are more likely to develop asthma.
    • It has 40 toxins that are as bad as radon, asbestos, arsenic, and benzene.
    • The levels of some of the toxins are higher in secondhand smoke than in the smoke inhaled from smoking a cigarette.
  • Every year, about 3,000 adult non-smokers die from lung cancer and 35,000 from heart disease nationwide.

For more information, read the Surgeon General’s new report.

Need facts about the Smoking in Public Places (SIPP) law? Click here.

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