Policy Documents

Two Stories in One: No Link Found Between Secondhand Smoke and Lung Cancer; and No One Seems to Care

American Council on Science and Health –
December 11, 2013

An American Council on Science and Health article opines on the "conscious avoidance" of general and scientific media outlets to report on the overwhelming amount of studies that fail to identify a link between secondhand smoke and risk of lung cancer. ACSH Advisor Dr. Geoffery Kabat blames such media negligence for the fact the general public still gets surprised when such news does appear, given the amount of evidence that have existed for a long time.