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What are the chances of getting cancer from second hand smoking?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Too high

Some government and pop claims that second-hand smoke produces 50, 000 deaths yearly in the usa are obviously false (founded on crazy assumptions), but the risk is real; the best papers say 3000-5000 deaths mostly lung cancers in the spouses of heavy smokers.
A smoky home is abusive to children and a smoky workplace for adults. You have a right not to be exposed. Good luck.

In brief: Too high

Some government and pop claims that second-hand smoke produces 50, 000 deaths yearly in the usa are obviously false (founded on crazy assumptions), but the risk is real; the best papers say 3000-5000 deaths mostly lung cancers in the spouses of heavy smokers.
A smoky home is abusive to children and a smoky workplace for adults. You have a right not to be exposed. Good luck.
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