Health Advisory & Education

Important Information on Zika

Facts About Secondhand Smoke
  • An estimated 88 million nonsmokers in the United States breathe other peoples' tobacco smoke.
  • Each year, about 46,000 nonsmokers in the United States die from heart disease caused by secondhand smoke.
  • Secondhand smoke exposure causes an estimated 3,400 lung cancer deaths annually among adult nonsmokers in the United States.
  • Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work increase their lung cancer risk by 20-30%.
  • Secondhand smoke exposure is higher among persons with low incomes: 60.5% of persons living below the poverty level in the United States were exposed to secondhand smoke in 2007-2008, compared with 36.9% of persons living at or above the poverty level.