58 million Americans exposed to second hand smoke

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - About 58 million Americans are exposed to second hand smoke, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.

According to the CDC, people most at risk for second hand smoke are children, those living in poverty and rental housing, and African Americans.

27 states, including Michigan, have comprehensive smoke-free laws, but the CDC says not enough has been done to enforce them.

Second hand smoke exposure can cause an increased risk of lung cancer, stroke and heart disease for adults.

It can also cause, ear infections, more frequent and severe asthma attacks, and sudden infant death syndrome in children.