Smokefree DC is a citizen-based group whose goal is to promote smokefree environments in Washington, DC.

Secondhand smoke bad even for smokers

As if smoking weren’t hazardous enough …

If you thought that a smoker’s secondhand smoke couldn’t pose any more of a health hazard to the smoker compared with the smoking itself, think again.

A new study in Environmental Health finds that secondhand smoke is indeed dangerous for those creating it – if the smoker is in an enclosed space. A person who smokes 14 cigarettes in a day in close quarters generates secondhand smoke whose damage is equivalent to smoking 2.6 cigarettes, researchers estimate.

Yet another reason for smokers to quit …

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