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American Legacy Foundation, First Look Report 14

  • Author(s): Kristen McCausland;
  • Kristin Thomas;
  • Ella Watson-Stryker;
  • James Xiao;
  • Molly Green;
  • Jane Allen;
  • Matthew Farrelly;
  • Donna Vallone;
  • Cheryl Healton
  • et al.

In the United States, more than 4 million youth between the ages of 12 and 17 are exposed to secondhand smoke in the home. The vast majority of this exposure is a result of parental smoking in the home. This report presents information about youth exposure to secondhand smoke, with special focus on exposure in the home. It explores prevalence of household restrictions on smoking, which can reduce secondhand smoke exposure. Finally, the report takes a brief look at what adults know about the effect of secondhand smoke on children.

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