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« on: 29/06/2007 18:37:50 »
Taken from http://www.ash.org.uk/html/factsheets/html/fact08.html

Deaths from secondhand smoke

Whilst the relative health risks from passive smoking are small in comparison with those from active smoking, because the diseases are common, the overall health impact is large. Professor Konrad Jamrozik, formerly of Imperial College London, has estimated that domestic exposure to secondhand smoke in the UK causes around 2,700 deaths in people aged 20-64 and a further 8,000 deaths a year among people aged 65 years or older.  Exposure to secondhand smoke at work is estimated to cause the death of more than two employed persons per working day across the UK as a whole (617 deaths a year), including 54 deaths a year in the hospitality industry. This equates to about one-fifth of all deaths from secondhand smoke in the general population and up to half of such deaths among employees in the hospitality trades.


Taken from http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=1208

The total number of road casualties of all severities fell by 3 per cent between 2004 and 2005 to approximately 271,000 in Great Britain. This compares with an annual average of approximately 320,000 for the years 1994-98 and 324,000 in 1984.

So, thousands more die due to road accidents than passive smoking.  When can we expect a ban on roads?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 29/06/2007 19:27:06 »
That is a lot of people!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 29/06/2007 20:04:34 »
I dont believe the smoking deaths thing.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 29/06/2007 20:06:31 »
I dont believe the smoking deaths thing.

I've not seen any research that gives a definitive answer.
 

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