Second Hand Smoke

We're becoming more and more alarmed about second hand smoke. The jama now reports a study of the amount of an end-product of nicotine in the blood, urine and saliva of people exposed to second hand smoke.

The doctors found in a group of over 10,000 persons, 88% of non-tobacco users were exposed to a large enough amount of tobacco smoke to be measurable within their bodies. This exposure had occurred with the previous day or two.

We know that exposure to second hand smoke increases the chance of many serious diseases.

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