Jim T Smith
Correspondence: Jim T Smith Jts@ceh.ac.uk
BMC Public Health 2007, 7:49 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-49
(2007-12-30 11:20) Fukagawa City Hospital
I am a physician, and also interested in passive smoking problem. I think this article
has a unique viewpoint on risk communication about environmental pollution.
But I should point out that he underestimated the risk associated with passive smoking.
There are some recent articles(1,2) concerning the lifetime all-cause mortality due
to passive smoking, suggesting that 10~30% of nonsmokers exposed to environmental
tobacco smoke at home will be dead prematurely.
1)Hill S, et al.: Mortality among "never smokers" living with smokers: two
cohort studies, 1981-4 and 1996-9. BMJ. 328:988, 2004.
2)McGhee SM, et al.: Mortality associated with passive smoking in Hong Kong.
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