Deaths from secondhand smoke exposure in the United States: economic implications.

  title={Deaths from secondhand smoke exposure in the United States: economic implications.},
  author={Wendy B Max and H. E. Sung and Yanling Shi},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={102 11},
OBJECTIVES We estimated the number of deaths attributable to secondhand smoke (SHS), years of potential life lost (YPLL), and value of lost productivity for different US racial/ethnic groups in 2006. METHODS We determined the number of SHS-related deaths among nonsmokers from 2 adult and 4 infant conditions using an epidemiological approach. We estimated adult SHS exposure using detectable serum cotinine. For each death, we determined the YPLL and the value of lost productivity. Results. SHS… CONTINUE READING
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