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[RTE News] No safe level of tobacco exposure - study. (09 Dec 2010)

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Even limited exposure to tobacco or secondhand smoke can lead to cardiovascular and other health problems, a new US public health report has said.

The US Surgeon General's report, the latest update to its first study in 1964 highlighting tobacco dangers, said that even an occasional cigarette or exposure to secondhand smoke is harmful.

The latest report 'substantiates the evidence that there is no safe level of exposure to cigarette smoke,' said Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, who serves as the top public health advisor to the White House.

'You don't have to be a heavy smoker or a long-time smoker to get a smoking-related disease or have a heart attack or asthma attack that is triggered by tobacco smoke,' said the report....


Item Type:News
Source:RTE News
Date:9 December 2010
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Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking) > Secondhand smoke (passive smoking)
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences

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