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Second-hand Smoke Kills 600,000 A Year: WHO Study

(12/7/2010)

By Kate Kelland
Reuters
November 26, 2010

Around one in a hundred deaths worldwide is due to passive smoking, which kills an estimated 600,000 people a year, World Health Organization (WHO) researchers said on Friday. In the first study to assess the global impact of second-hand smoke, WHO experts found that children are more heavily exposed to second-hand smoke than any other age-group, and around 165,000 of them a year die because of it.

View the full article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AP00D20101126


Keywords: second hand smoke, kills, 600,000, WHO



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