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New Report on 2nd hand Cig smoke from CDC-

(Even exposure can cause harm immediately)

  • There is no risk-free level of exposure to tobacco smoke.
  • Inhaling the complex chemical mixture of combustion compounds in tobacco smoke causes immediate damage to the body and leads to serious adverse health outcomes, particularly cancer, cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary disease.
  • Through multiple defined mechanisms, the risk and severity of many adverse health outcomes caused by smoking are directly related to the duration and level of exposure to tobacco smoke.
  • Long-term smoking is due to the powerfully addicting effects of tobacco products.
  • Even low levels of exposure, including exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke, can trigger acute cardiovascular events such as heart attacks.
  • There is insufficient evidence that changes to the design or content of cigarettes reduce the risk for major adverse health outcomes.