Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Introduction: rigorous research leaves no doubt

There is no doubt: breathing second-hand tobacco smoke (SHS) is very dangerous to your health. It causes cancer, as well as many serious respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in children and adults, often leading to death. There is no safe level of human exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke.

These are the indisputable conclusions reached by international and national health authorities, backed up by extensive rigorously reviewed and published research results, over many years. Three recent major publications remind us of these facts:

For more information on children's exposure to secondhand smoke, visit the US Environmental Protection Agency's website, link below.

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