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Tobacco control in NSW: evidence supporting improved strategies to reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke Volume 13 Issue 9-10

Elayne Mitchell, John Sanders

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 13(10) 215 - 217 Published: 2002

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Elayne Mitchell

John Sanders


Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is a mixture of sidestream smoke (emitted to the atmosphere from the tip of a burning cigarette) and mainstream smoke (inhaled and exhaled by a smoker). ETS contains at least 50 chemicals recognised to be carcinogenic, as well as thousands of other chemicals including many known to be developmental, reproductive, mutagenic, and cardiac toxins.