Tobacco industry efforts subverting International Agency for Research on Cancer's second-hand smoke study

@article{Ong2000TobaccoIE,
  title={Tobacco industry efforts subverting International Agency for Research on Cancer's second-hand smoke study},
  author={E K Ong and Stanton A. Glantz},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2000},
  volume={355},
  pages={1253-1259}
}
Scientific reports on second-hand smoke have stimulated legislation on clean indoor air in the USA, but less so in Europe. Recently, the largest European study, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), demonstrated a 16% increase in the point estimate of risk in lung cancer for nonsmokers, a result consistent with earlier studies. However, the study was described by newspapers and the tobacco industry as demonstrating no increase in risk. To understand the tobacco industry's… 
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