Secondhand Smoke ...
• Causes lung and other cancers, and heart disease.
• Is responsible for respiratory tract infections, such as pneumonia and bronchitis, especially in infants, children and older persons.
• Increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and middle ear infections in children.
• Is a major health threat to persons with asthma -- sometimes fatal.
American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine position statement, July 30, 2000; California EPA report, September, 1997.
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