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Radiation in tobacco smoke covered up by industry

ABC News reports on a new study by UCLA researchers that shows the tobacco industry knew for more than four decades that tobacco smoke contains polonium-210, a radioactive substance that poses significant cancer risk not only to smokers but to others exposed to “second-hand smoke.” Read the full article here.

One more reason to ban smoking in public places and to demand that smokers not expose others to the effects of their habit.–t.h.g.