Respiratory Health Effects of Passive Smoking: Lung Cancer and Other Disorders
January 2018 marked the 25th anniversary of the landmark EPA health assessment, Respiratory Health Effects of Passive Smoking: Lung Cancer and Other Disorders. The assessment concluded that tobacco smoke not only presents risks to the health of smokers but also to those around them. The science underpinning the assessment provided health officials and others the evidence needed to act in protecting people from exposure to secondhand smoke. The assessment's impact has been far-reaching and has led to healthier air, particularly indoor air, for millions of people.