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Fact Sheet

Secondhand Smoke

(updated September 2006)

Definition of Secondhand Smoke

Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Current Estimates of Secondhand Smoke Exposure

References

  1. National Toxicology Program. 11th Report on Carcinogens, 2005. Research Triangle Park, NC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Sciences, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2000. Available from: http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/roc/eleventh/profiles/s176toba.pdf (PDF–219KB). Accessed September 2006.
  2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2006. Available from: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/secondhandsmoke/report/. Accessed September 2006.
  3. Pirkle JL, Bernert JT, Caudill SP, Sosnoff CS, Pechacek TF. Trends in the exposure of nonsmokers in the U.S. population to secondhand smoke: 1988–2002. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2006;114(6):853–858.
  4. California Environmental Protection Agency. Proposed Identification of Environmental Tobacco Smoke as a Toxic Air Contaminant. California Environmental Protection Agency, final report, September 29, 2005, approved by Scientific Review Panel on June 24, 2005. Available from: http://www.arb.ca.gov/toxics/ets/finalreport/finalreport.htm. Accessed September 2006.
  5. United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Respiratory Health Effects of Passive Smoking: Lung Cancer and Other Disorders. Office of Research and Development, EPA/600/6-90/006F, Washington, D.C., December 1992. Available from: http://cfpub2.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=2835. Accessed September 2006.
    *Also published as: National Institutes of Health. National Cancer Institute. Respiratory Health Effects of Passive Smoking: Lung Cancer and Other Disorders: The Report of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Smoking and Tobacco Control Monograph Number 4. NIH Publication No. 93-3605, Washington, D.C., August 1993.

For Further Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Office on Smoking and Health
E-mail: tobaccoinfo@cdc.gov
Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO

Media Inquiries: Contact CDC's Office on Smoking and Health press line at 770-488-5493.

 

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