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More Homes Go Smoke-Free, But Exposure Remains A Health Threat
National Public Radio

These days you’re pretty much guaranteed a smoke-free experience in stores, restaurants and on the job. But those laws usually don’t reach inside the home. Though more than three-quarters of homes are now smoke-free, millions of children and other relatives of smokers are still exposed to secondhand smoke, a study finds.

The number of smoke-free homes rose from 43 percent in 1992-1993 to 83 percent in 2010-2011, according to a study of Census Bureau data published Thursday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.