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CDC Issues Second-Hand Smoke Warning

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CDC Issues Second-Hand Smoke Warning

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CDC Issues Second-Hand Smoke Warning

CDC Issues Second-Hand Smoke Warning

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The CDC warns people at risk of heart attack to avoid public places where there is second-hand cigarette smoke. The health advisory follows the publication of a new study in the British Medical Journal that found a smoking ban in Helena, Mont., led to a sharp drop in heart attacks there. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and Dr. Terry Pechacek, associate director of science at the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health.