Video of "Smoking in a Car" Demonstration

To highlight the 2008 law in California that prohibits smoking in a car with a minor present, a press conference was held on January 3, 2008 in Hollywood, CA. The conference was held by the State of California's Department of Health, Tobacco Control Section. Several state officials spoke at the conference. During this press conference, Dr. Neil Klepeis performed a demonstration of the levels of smoke that can occur inside an automobile when a smoker lights up. The demonstration was based on the methods and results of the 2007 paper by Ott et al.

The following video contains material that was presented at the press conference.

How Dangerous is Smoking in Cars? from TobaccoFreeCA on Vimeo.

Also, you may look at the video on the state's Tobacco Free CA website.

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Exposure to SHS in Outdoor Dining Areas

Some representatives of so-called "smokers' rights" organizations have been mischaracterizing the findings of our recently published study of outdoor tobacco smoke performed at Stanford University. Therefore, I have written this memorandum to clarify the findings of our research with respect to exposures occurring on outdoor dining patios.

--Neil Klepeis

Note: This memo can be downloaded in PDF format using the link below.

Booklet on SHS Exposure

We have added an online booklet called "The ABC's of SHS: The Story of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke". This booklet contains introductory material on human exposure to secondhand smoke written for a general audience. You can read the booklet, section by section, directly from your computer screen, or you can make a printer-friedly version and print out the entire booklet (about 16 pages) from this website.

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