WHO downplays danger of secondhand smoke

The latest on the non-danger of tobacco smoke or misery to smokers, and the business of bars, cafes, etc., for no good reason.

Frank Davis

Another article by Klaus K translated from the original Danish.

¤ Outdoor air pollution more dangerous than indoor tobacco smoke

¤ Do smoking bans protect against a non-existent disease risk?


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First they said that indoor secondhand smoke was dangerous – now they say that the outdoor air in cities is more dangerous. Is secondhand smoke no longer officially a serious health hazard?

Well, officially it is – but the experts appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) have twice, within 15 months, downplayed the role of secondhand smoke in the development of lung cancer by comparing the risk of tobacco smoke to the risks of outdoor air and diesel exhaust.

It happened when two official IARC-statements were published that placed outdoor air pollution and diesel exhaust on the group-1 list of known causes. Also on the list issecondhand smoke, despite some researchers’ skepticism.

Secondhand smoke was…

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4 thoughts on “WHO downplays danger of secondhand smoke

  1. What a surprise. Its all about the money. I remember somebody telling me that over half the air pollution in the western US is actually from China. It just blows on over… BTW that nicotine gum does nothing to help people quit. It just fuels the craving.

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