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Second-hand smoke

European Code Against Cancer

About the module

15 minutes long


Includes a final quiz

Includes links to references

About the lecturer

Dr Maria E. Leon

Former Scientist in the Section of Environment and Radiation at the International Agency for Research on Cancer

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize why second-hand smoke is a cause of preventable illness and death and a cause of cancer in the world and the European Union (EU).
  • Cite the attributable fraction of lung cancer due to second-hand smoke in the EU.
  • Describe the evidence on the benefits of smoke-free environments.
  • Outline the available and effective interventions/policies around smoke-free environments (e.g. WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control).

This module is part of a comprehensive online learning curriculum on the European Code Against Cancer, 4th edition.

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The module

The European Code Against Cancer – 2A. Second-hand smoke

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