Passive smoking: Out from the haze

  title={Passive smoking: Out from the haze},
  author={Kristopher D Novak},
  • K. Novak
  • Published 27 June 2007
  • Psychology
  • Nature
Smoking was banned in Californian bars a decade ago, and this week England follows suit. But Kris Novak finds that epidemiologists are still arguing about the effects of second-hand smoke. 
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