Levels of secondhand smoke in cars can be extremely high due to the restricted space in which the smoke is circulated. August 2018.
Smoking causes around 80% of deaths from lung cancer, around 80% of deaths from bronchitis and emphysema, and about 14% of deaths from heart disease. More than a quarter of all cancer deaths can be attributed to smoking.[Download not found]
This briefing explains why smoking is a major contributory factor and what can be done to reduce health inequalities caused by smoking. It examines the relationship between smoking and socio-economic status, and certain social groups such as people with mental health conditions, prisoners, looked-after children and ethnic minorities.ASH Briefing: Health inequalities and smoking
This fact sheet provides an overview of the smokefree law together with related information including surveys showing levels of support for smokefree measures. April 2015.
Making the home totally smokefree is the only reliable way of reducing exposure to secondhand smoke as partial restrictions are not effective. April 2015.
A joint briefing from ASH and the Fostering Network.Foster care, adoption and electronic cigarettes
This Research Report examines the scientific knowledge and health effects of exposure to secondhand smoke.ASH Research Report: Secondhand Smoke
Although children’s exposure to secondhand smoke in the UK has fallen, around 4 million people still smoke in the presence of children. Educational campaigns are needed to raise awareness of the harmful effects of secondhand smoke on children.
Download the report here.