Mechanistic data support protecting non-smokers from the lethal effects of second-hand smoke


In 1998 when California became the first major jurisdiction to ban smoking in bars, Paul Blanc and colleagues took advantage of this natural (governmental) experiment to advance our understanding of the health impact of secondhand smoke (SHS) on non-smokers. Anticipating the reduction in exposure, they studied 53 bar tenders before and 2 months after the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00038-014-0550-1


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