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Essay title: 2nd Hand Smoke

Olivia Rovegno

Thesis Statement:

Second hand smoke is a cause of cancer.



1. "When these new data for cervical cancer are considered in light of similar results from previously published studies, our findings suggest that passive smoking may be firmly linked with cervical cancer," wrote lead author Anthony J. Alberg. "Our study of two large cohorts found that women who lived with smokers had a percent or greater risk of developing cervical neoplasia."

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Second hand smoke, cervical cancer linked.

UPI NewsTrack, Jan 5, 2005

2. The CDC said secondhand smoke exposure is on the decline across the United States but that it remains a public health hazard. It contributes to approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths and more than 35,000 coronary heart disease deaths annually among people who have never smoked, the agency said.

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Laws reduce second hand smoke

UPI NewsTrack, November 10, 2004

3. Jamrozik's calculations said about 700 people die from lung cancer, heart disease or stroke because of passive smoking at work. Another 3,600 people die as a result of second-hand smoke at home. "In the absence of a direct observational study, I feel this research is the best evidence we have in this country to show the effects of passive smoking in the workplace," Jamrozik's told the BBC.

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Study: Second Hand Smoke Kills Thousands

UPI Newstrack, May 16, 2004

4. A comprehensive review of medical studies by researchers at the International Agency for Research on Cancer showed second-hand smoke causes cancer, and that chemicals and gases in tobacco contributed to cancer of the stomach, liver, kidney, uterine cervix, and also to myeloid leukaemia.

excerpt from

Step Up Anti-Smoking Campaign, State Urged

Africa News Service, September 13, 2002

Journals/ Magazines

1. In 1986 the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences produced a groundbreaking report on the health effects of environmental tobacco smoke. After reviewing the evidence, the Council concluded that secondhand smoke was responsible for 3,000 deaths from lung cancer each year in the United States.

Since then, the connection between secondhand smoke and lung cancer has grown steadily. One study found that "passive

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