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Secondhand smoke contains harmful gases and particles. At least 250 chemicals are known to be toxic, including more than 50 carcinogens, or cancer-causing agents.

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Secondhand smoke (SHS) produces indoor air pollution and is the greatest source of air particle pollution. And because it is basically pure tobacco smoke, it contains at least 250 chemicals known to be toxic, including more than 50 cancer-causing agents.

According to the Surgeon General’s report, there is no risk-free level of secondhand smoke exposure. The following facts show that smoking isn’t just harmful to the smoker but to non-smokers who involuntarily inhale the deadly chemicals too!

Current estimates of secondhand smoke exposure
Secondhand smoke causes serious health risks to unborn babies and children
Secondhand smoke causes lung cancer and heart disease
Secondhand smoke can even harm pets