Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) and Second Hand Smoke Links

Note: Some of the Links on This Page Change From Time to Time So They No Longer Function How Only 30 Minutes of Exposure to Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Can Kill You! Four New Dangers of Secondhand Tobacco Smoke to Nonsmokers Including
     • How Nonsmokers Are At Serious Risk Even in So-Called Smokefree Jurisdictions
     • How E-Cigarettes Can Create Health Problems for Nonsmokers in "No-Smoking" Areas
     • The Newly-Discovered Dangers of Third Hand Tobacco Smoke [Tobacco Smoke Residue]
     • How the Breathe of Smokers Can Create Health Problems for Nonsmokers, Especially Children


  • Secondhand Smoke - Passive Smoke : Secondhand and passive smoke. Dangers of ETS and passive tobacco smoke.
  • Repace Associates - Secondhand Smoke Consultants : Repace Associates INC. secondhand smoke consultants. International secondhand smoke consulting and reports on the harmful effects of secondhand smoke
  • How dangerous is second-hand smoke? : Canadian Health Network Environmental Tobacco Smoke: General Health Effects.
  • How Acute and Reversible are the Cardiovascular Risks of Secondhand Smoke? An article written by CDC officials warning that ETS exposure could trigger heart attacks in nonsmokers.


  • Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Cotinine Levels — Fact Sheet
  • Fact Sheet on Secondhand Smoke, Repace and Associates. Breathing secondhand-smoke causes morbidity and mortality from cancer, heart disease, and respiratory disease, as well as acute sensory irritation. It causes the premature death of hundreds of thousands of nonsmokers worldwide. Smoke-free buildings are the only remedy. Secondhand smoke cannot be controlled by ventilation, air cleaning, or spatial separation of smokers from nonsmokers.
  •  Secondhand Smoke Facts : Secondhand Smoke Facts.
  • Environmental Health Center ETS Fact Sheet
  • Environmental Health Center - Secondhand Smoke Program : The Environmental Health Center's ABC's of secondhand smoke.
  • Medfacts-National Jewish Medical and Research Center : Facts about passive smoke and steps to avoid passive smoke.
  • American Association for Respiratory Care: Facts on Secondhand Smoke.
  • Environmental Health Center: Secondhand Smoke Fact sheet
  • Tobacco Scam: Secondhand Smoke Fact sheet

  • World Health Organization (WHO) International Consultation on Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Child Health
  • Setting the Record Straight: Secondhand Smoke is A Preventable Health Risk
  • NIH Press Release : Smoking and Passive Smoke Linked to Rare Condition Which Starves Newborns of Oxygen.
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Secondhand Smoke Links
  • Center for Disease Control Environmental Tobacco Smoke (Secondhand Smoke)
  • Final Report Health Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke. The California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has developed a comprehensive health assessment of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). This overall assessment of ETS includes chapters on respiratory health effects, reproductive and developmental effects, cardiovascular effects, cancers, and exposure measurement and prevalence.
  • NCI Monograph #10 "Health Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke: The Report of the California Environmental Protection Agency"
  • 10th Report on Carcinogens U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service
    Environmental Health Perspectives (NIEHS) Tobacco Related Exposures
  • News Release:Environmental Tobacco Smoke Report : The California Enviromental Protection Agency's Report on Enviroment Tobacco Smoke.
  • 1986 Surgeon General Report: The Health Consequences of Involuntary Smoking
  • Report of the Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health Great Britain
  • National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia


  • American Council on Science and Health: Environmental Tobacco Smoke: Health Risk or Health Hype?(PDF)
  • CHEST: Environmental Tobacco Smoke May Induce Early Lung Damage in Healthy Male Adolescents
  • Acute Effects of Passive Smoking on the Coronary Circulation in Healthy Young Adults Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 286(4), July 25, 2001. This study examined the effect of secondhand smoke exposure on the coronary circulation of healthy nonsmokers.
  • The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has issued what it describes as "the most comprehensive report on the health risks of secondhand smoke ever conducted. For the convenience of its members ASH has reproduced, IN A FORM IN WHICH IT CAN EASILY BE DOWNLOADED, SEARCHED, AND REPRINTED, a word-for-word copy of the entire Executive Summary. Also included -- and presented first on the page -- is a table showing the many different diseases caused by ETS, and a chart showing the number of people killed or made ill each year by ETS."
  • National Academies Press, Environmental Tobacco Smoke : Measuring and Assessing Health Effects related to Second Hand Smoke by displaying indicators of individual exposure in industrial and nonindustrial settings.
  • National Cancer Institute: Health Effects Associated With ETS Exposure including, Developmental, Respiratory, Carcinogenic, Cardiovascular and the Public Policies Restricting Smoking
  • British Medical Journal  Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and ischaemic heart disease: an evaluation of the evidence
  • Passive Smoking: A summary of the evidence ASH -UK
  • Passive Smoking Linked to Increased Risk of Respiratory Problems Effect of passive smoking on respiratory symptoms, bronchial responsiveness, lung function, and total serum IgE in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey: a cross-sectional studyChrister Janson, Susan Chinn, Deborah Jarvis, Jan-Paul Zock, Kjell Torén, Peter Burney, for the European Community Respiratory Health Survey. The Lancet 
  • The New England Journal of Medicine : Article on the Association between exposure to Enviromental Tobacco Smoke and exaacerbations of Ashtma in children.
  • BMJ: Smoking and the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome results from a case control study for confidential inquiry into stillbirths and deaths in infancy.
  • Oncolink: How can I protect my children from second hand smoke?
  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke: A Hazard to Children: American Academy of Pediatrics Report on the health effects of tobacco smoke on children.


  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Smoke-Free Homes
  • Tobacco Information and Protection Source: Secondhand Smoke in Your Home
  • EPA's Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Home Page: The Environmental Protection Agency's indoor air quality page. Campaign to protect children from secondhand smoke.
  • MISmoke-freeApartment Resource for Landlords and Tenants wishing to have smoke-free apartments.

  • Americans for Nonsmoker's Rights Secondhand smoke page .
  • S.A.F.E. Smokefree Air For Everyone : Smoke free air for everyone.
  • Secondhand Smoke - What You Can Do : What you can do about secondhand smoke as parents, decision makers, and building occupants.
  • Secondhand Smoke and Community Laws
  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke Harms and Kills : The Virginia GASP report on secondhand smoke, Legal Actions Regarding ETS, ETS in the Workplace, statistics and more. 


  • S.A.F.E Smokefree Air For Everyone S.A.F.E. is a network of individuals injured or disabled by secondhand smoke.


  • Proposed Identification of Environmental Tobacco Smoke as a Toxic Air Contaminant
  • John Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control Global Tobacco Control at John Hopkins School of Public Health; Exstensive toxicological, experimental, and epidemiological data, largely collected since the 1950's.
  • The Biology Project Chemical and Human Health's report on tobacco smoke and  Lung toxicology.
  • Advocacy Institute: Environmental Tobacco Smoke
  • Med News: Environmental Tobacco Smoke
  • Tobacco Control Online: Collected Resources


  • Making Your Workplace Smokefree - A Decision Maker's Guide
  • Work Safe B.C. Revised health and safety regulations to manage workers' exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke
  • SafeWork: Public Information on Secondhand Smoke.
  • Workplace Smoking Leaflet : Distributed by ASH UK. The leaflet is intended as legal next-steps guide for workers who have suffered ill health due to exposure to secondhand smoke at work.
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