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Re: BBC Article on Secondhand Smoke

"There is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke and children are at risk of a range of diseases such as [...] potentially fatal meningitis as a result of breathing in second-hand smoke in the home or car."'

Total idiocy, there are NO viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites to be found in SHS.


Meningitis is usually caused by infection from viruses or microorganisms. Most cases are due to infection with viruses, with bacteria, fungi, and parasites being the next most common causes