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Tobacco smoke contains dozens of cancer-causing chemicals that have been proven beyond doubt to increase the risk of lung cancer and heart disease in smokers.
Smoke inhaled “passively” from another person’s cigarette – sometimes called sidestream smoke – has been linked in some studies with chronic illnesses, although others dispute the risk.
Nicotine deposited on indoor surfaces can react with nitrous acid to form cancer-causing chemicals that can then be absorbed through the skin or injested into the body of non-smokers. The question is whether these carcinogens are ingested in large enough quantities to cause a signiﬁcant health risk, and whether epidemiologists can detect this risk in the population.