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Report On Secondhand Smoke Focuses On Danger To Children

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A new report from the US Surgeon General calls on parents to eliminate their children's exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke. Coinciding with National Child Health Month in October, the Surgeon General's message warns of the health risks secondhand smoke creates for the nation's children.

"There is quite simply no risk-free level of secondhand smoke exposure," said acting Surgeon General Kenneth Moritsugu, M.D. "Parents need to protect their families from this completely preventable health hazard."