Second Hand Smoke

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|Secondhand Smoke and the Effect on Non Smokers |
|University of Phoenix |
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|Clint Atwater |
| August 16, 2009 |

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SECONDHAND SMOKE AND ITS EFFECTS ON NON-SMOKERS

Smoking is still a legal right for Americans if they so choose. Along with this right comes the production of secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke is very toxic, causes numerous deaths in non-smokers each year and increases the risk of certain childhood respiratory problems. Secondhand smoke can be hard to avoid because according to the American Lung Association 1 out of 5 people smoke. (2006, Center for Disease Control Health Survey) Also according to research, there is no safe exposure to secondhand smoke.

As basic as it seems, let us first get a clear definition as to what secondhand smoke really is. Secondhand smoke is “a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar (sidestream smoke) and the smoke exhaled (mainstream smoke) from the lungs of…...

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