Better health twice as likely for nonsmokers who live and work with smoking restrictions

g voluntary household smoking bans," notes Dr. Shelley.

The data also confirm that among Asian Americans the most at risk are the least acculturated non-English speaking immigrants. Before the New York City Clean Indoor Air Act of 2003, second-hand smoke exposure among this immigrant Chinese population at home and work was high, note the researchers. "Particular attention must be paid to influencing smokers who are most likely to benefit from these policies but who are less likely to have smoke-free homes and whose families are most at risk," says Dr. Shelley.


Contact: Stephanie Berger
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

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