Secondhand Smoke ...
Is a Group A carcinogen -- a substance known to cause cancer in humans for which there is no safe level of exposure. National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Report, issued May 15, 2000. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report, issued July, 1993.
At least 38,000 to 65,000 deaths annually in U.S. result from secondhand smoke-caused diseases. U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, April 12, 2002 report; and National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Report, May 15, 2000.
Thousands more people suffer from chronic & debilitating conditions caused by these diseases, including the effects of emphysema, cancer, heart disease, stroke, chronic bronchitis, and asthma. California Environmental Protection Agency report “Health Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke,” September, 1997.