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Secondhand Smoke

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Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand Smoke

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Linda talks with Andrew Kohut, the director of the Pew Research Center for People and the Press, about the Environmental Protection Agency's report on secondhand smoking and a ruling made on those findings by a North Carolina judge. While the judge found that the report used faulty methodology and its findings are questionable, Kohut says that the bans on indoor smoking, such as those for the workplace, in restaurants, and on airplanes, are likely to stand. They discuss public attitudes toward secondhand smoke and the change in those attitudes in the last decade.