Features September 2006 Issue

Where There’s A Smoker, Risks Can Reach You

Sitting far from the smoking section in a restaurant, opening a window, turning on air conditioning or fans — despite common beliefs, none of these strategies can protect you from the serious risks of second-hand smoke.

Among the threats, according to a new report from U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, M.D., nonsmoking adults exposed to the air pollution from other peoples’ cigarettes at home or at work increase their heart disease risks by 25…

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