Secondhand smoke exposure falls but still affects 1 in 4 nonsmokers

February 4, 2015 4:05 PM

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Secondhand smoke exposure falls but still affects 1 in 4 nonsmokers

The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) states that around 58 million nonsmokers and 2 out of 5 children aged 3-11 years are still exposed despite a significant reduction in secondhand smoke levels.

"Secondhand smoke can kill. Too many Americans, and especially too many American children, are still exposed to it," says CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden. "That 40% of children - including 7 in 10 black children - are still exposed shows how much more we have to do to protect everyone from this prevent...

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