Friday, January 07, 2011

Deaths Due to Secondhand Smoke

Amazing: Secondhand tobacco smoke caused 603,000 deaths worldwide in 2004, according to a recent report in The Lancet -- about 1.0% of worldwide mortality.

28% of these deaths occur in children.

Not only that, it causes 10.9 million years lost due to disability (0.7% of the worldwide disease burden).

And we drive ourselves crazy worrying about an airplane crash here and there and low-level toxins in our drinking water.

If tobacco were created today it would never be allowed on the market. Not even close.

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