Secondhand smoke from cigarettes is dangerous, and this broadcast discusses its effects and how it can be avoided. Created: 5/23/2008 by MMWR.
Date Released: 5/29/2008. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Snuff Out Smoking
State Smoking Restrictions for Private-Sector Worksites, Restaurants, and
United States — 2004 and 2007
May 29, 2008
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC — safer, healthier
Many people in the United States smoke without ever lighting up. Smoke is dangerous
whether you inhale it from a cigarette or breathe it from the air where others around you
are smoking. Secondhand smoke contains more than 50 chemicals that can cause cancer
and heart disease among non-smoking adults. In children, it worsens asthma and causes
ear infections; it can even cause Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Many states have outlawed smoking in public places, such as worksites, restaurants, and
bars. However, several states still have no restrictions on smoking. Only completely
smoke-free environments can fully protect your health. Protect yourself and your family
by avoiding secondhand smoke exposure, whenever possible.
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