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Where there's smoke

Nonsmokers are imperiled by their exposure to tobacco smoke, according to a report issued last week by the National Research Council. The council, a branch of the National Academy of Sciences, came to its conclusion after analyzing scientific literature on the emotionally charged question.

While stopping short of making public health recommendations, the council suggested that studies showing an increased incidence of lung problems in children of smokers make it "prudent to eliminate environmental tobacco smoke exposure from the environments of small children." It also found that exposure to smoke increases the incidence of lung cancer in nonsmokers: Several population studies have shown a 30 percent higher lung cancer incidence in non-smoking spouses of smokers than in non-smoking couples.
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Publication:Science News
Date:Nov 22, 1986
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