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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.

Secondhand Smoke Resources

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American Cancer Society
Second Hand Smoke. What is it?

American Lung Association
Secondhand Smoke Fact Sheet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Economic Impact of Secondhand Smoke in Maryland
by Hugh Water, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General