CDC reported today that 55% of US youth report they are exposed to secondhand smoke, still one of the leading preventable causes of death. The report was published today in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
“CDC’s new report reminds us that our job is far from done,” National Forum Executive Director John Clymer said. “Cigarette smoking still kills 480,000 people in the US. Over 41,000 of these deaths stem from secondhand smoke. The National Forum is working with mayors to prevent heart disease and stroke, including protecting people from insidious secondhand smoke. National Forum members are working in clinical and community settings to reduce smoking.”