CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – Secondhand smoke exposure kills
Embargoed Until : Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 1 p.m. ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
Although secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in the US dropped by half between 1999 to 2000 and 2011 to 2012, one in four nonsmokers – 58 million people – are still exposed to SHS. Declines in exposure have been slower and exposure remains higher among children, blacks, those who live in poverty, and those who live in rental housing.
Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Noon ET
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