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Second hand smoke

A new study from Germany has some interesting stats on second hand smoking (SHS) and death.

Germany has about 47,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Of that number, 6,000 have never smoked. Of that 6,000, about 167 deaths can be “attributable to SHS”.

So a German who has never smoked has a 0.35% chance of dying from lung cancer. Which is slightly less than the 0.4% of dying in a traffic accident in Germany.

Picture source: Tomasz Sienicki