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Facts About Secondhand Smoke from the CDC

  • An estimated 88 million nonsmokers in the United States breathe other peoples' tobacco smoke.
  • Each year, about 46,000 nonsmokers in the United States die from heart disease caused by secondhand smoke.
  • Secondhand smoke exposure causes an estimated 3,400 lung cancer deaths annually among adult nonsmokers in the United States.
  • Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work increase their lung cancer risk by 20–30%.
  • Secondhand smoke exposure is higher among persons with low incomes: 60.5% of persons living below the poverty level in the United States were exposed to secondhand smoke in 2007–2008, compared with 36.9% of persons living at or above the poverty level.

From http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/resources/data/cigarette-smoking-in-united-states.html#secondhand

 

 

 

Funding provided to Carroll County General Health District by the Ohio Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program, which is supported by Cooperative Agreement number 5U58DP001983-05 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.