Living with a smoker is equivalent to living in a heavily polluted city, say researchersBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6318 (Published 21 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6318
- Jacqui Wise
Non-smokers who live with smokers are typically exposed to three times the recommended level of fine particulate matter, new research has found.
A study published in Tobacco Control1 found that particulate matter concentrations in smoking households were on average 10 times higher than those found in non-smoking homes.
The researchers included data from four linked studies carried out in Scotland from 2009 to 2013 involving real …