27 11 10 - 05:46
Secondhand smoke kills more than 600,000 people worldwide every year, according to a new study.
In the first look at the global impact of secondhand smoking, researchers analyzed data from 2004 for 192 countries. They found 40 percent of children and more than 30 percent of non-smoking men and women regularly breathe in secondhand smoke.
Scientists then estimated that passive smoking causes about 379,000 deaths from heart disease, 165,000 deaths from lower respiratory disease, 36,900 deaths from asthma and 21,400 deaths from lung cancer a year. - AP
They estimated it, based on assuming that no other factors were important.
"This guy here lives next to a nuclear power plant, and he's got cancer. It must be secondhand smoke! Scientists estimated it!"
They keep you living in fear, forever in fear, of the little things, so that you don't notice the big ones.