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Secondhand smoke is toxic
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    Secondhand smoke is toxic
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    This brightly colored poster features information on the health effects of some of the more than 4,000 chemicals contained in secondhand smoke, including cancer - causing chemicals like formaldehyde and benzene, toxic metals like arsenic and cadmium, and poisonous gases like carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide.

    Cancer Causing Chemicals: All are extremely toxic

    Toxic Metals: Can cause cancer, Can cause death, Can damage the brain and kidneys

    Poison Gases: Can cause death, Can affect heart and respiratory functions, Can burn your throat, lungs, and eyes, Can cause unconsciousness

    Secondhand smoke

    It hurts you. It doesn’t take much. It doesn’t take long.

    Originally released May 2006 in conjunction with the 2006 Surgeon General's report: The Health consequences of involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke.

    CDC-INFO Pub ID 998587

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