Tobacco use not only affects the health and well-being of the smoker, but it affects the health and well-being of those around that person.
Nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work, have a 25-30% increased risk of developing heart disease and 20-30% increased risk of developing lung cancer. About 49,400 lung cancer and heart disease deaths can be attributed to secondhand smoke.
It also increases the risk for:
To protect protect children and adults, many states and communities are passing smoke-free policies to improve air quality and protect individuals from exposure to secondhand smoke.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tobacco Use: Smoking and Secondhand Smoke
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