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TITLE Does Passive Smoking cause Cancer? GreenFacts provides the Scientific Consensus on Tobacco   tobacco-level1.pdf (153.6 KB)
Document ID LIB16
Document type Scientific experts report/advice
Issue date 07/01/2005
Original language of the document English
Document produced by GreenFacts organisation visiting card
Department/Service/Committee: The Summaries are produced by GreenFacts. They are based on a reference document by IARC.
Document uploaded by Stephanie MANTELL
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Policy domains
  • Consumer protection
  • Health
  • Science and Research


Short description  Harmful effects of tobacco on smokers are well known, but to what extent are passive smokers also at risk? This and many other questions are addressed in the latest GreenFacts study on Active and Passive Smoking, a faithful summary of a recent report by IARC (the International Agency for Research on Cancer). [tobacco], [smoking], [cancer]
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  The first international tobacco control treaty, initiated by the World Health Organization, has just taken effect. Moreover, the European Commission is launching a new, multi-million Euro anti-smoking campaign. Factual information on the health effects of smoking is therefore particularly timely.

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