Secondhand Smoke Permeates Many Apartment Buildings: Study

Advocate wants smoking bans in housing complexes to safeguard kids from incursion

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"The Surgeon General has clearly [described secondhand smoke risks such as] lung cancer and heart disease among adults, and respiratory and ear infections and asthma among babies and children," she added.

Because this study was presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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For more on secondhand smoke, visit the American Cancer Society.

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