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Editorial
December 9, 1998

Exposure to Environmental Tobacco SmokeIdentifying and Protecting Those At Risk

Author Affiliations

From the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Mich.

JAMA. 1998;280(22):1947-1949. doi:10.1001/jama.280.22.1947

The dangers of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) are now well established. Reports from the US Environmental Protection Agency1 and the California Environmental Protection Agency2 and meta-analyses published last year3,4 have shown convincingly that exposure to ETS causes lung cancer, heart disease, and other serious illnesses.

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