CDC warns about secondhand smoke exposure at airports

11/21/2012 | Reuters

Levels of secondhand smoke at five U.S. airports that allow indoor smoking were five times higher near designated smoking areas than in smoke-free airports, CDC researchers reported on Tuesday. The agency said that even the slightest exposure to secondhand smoke can lead to a heart attack. "Airport smoking areas and the areas around them are not healthy -- for workers or travelers, particularly children," CDC's Brian King said.

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