This Surgeon General’s report returns to the topic of the health effects of involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke. The last comprehensive review of this evidence by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was in the 1986 Surgeon General’s report, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Smoking, published 20 years ago this year. This new report updates the evidence of the harmful effects of involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke.
Authors: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Senior Scientific Editor: Jonathan Samet)
Published By: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health
Date: January 1, 2006
Publication Link: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/secondhandsmoke/fullreport.pdf