Second-hand smoke in cars: How did the "23 times more toxic" myth turn into fact?

MacKenzie, Ross; Freeman, Becky
May 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/18/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 8, p796
Academic Journal
The article discusses how the myth that smoking in enclosed vehicle is 23 times more toxic than in house got circulated without its proper validation. The myth was used by Ontario Medical Association in its report, which led its dissemination in Canada. The use of this myth by other international organizations such as the U.S. Action on Smoking and Health organization further enhanced its credibility. It states that policy related to smoking should be based on accurate information.


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