According to the CDC “second hand smoke” causes “an estimated 3,400 lung cancer deaths per year.”
In this age of politiczed science and ideological-blinder driven research, we now know that “3,400 deaths” is Nanny State for, well, um “zero” actually
The article describes a large prospective study that “confirmed a strong association between cigarette smoking and lung cancer but found no link between the disease and secondhand smoke.” The study tracked more than 76,000 women, 901 of whom eventually developed lung cancer. Although “the incidence of lung cancer was 13 times higher in current smokers and four times higher in former smokers than in never-smokers,” says the JNCI article, there was no statistically significant association between reported exposure to secondhand smoke and subsequent development of lung cancer.
It’s all about control.