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December 9, 1998

Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke: Identifying 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.