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Secondhand smoke kills 600,000 each year

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WATERLOO (KWWL)--  A new study reveals that secondhand smoke kills more than 600-thousand people worldwide each year.

Researchers analyzed data from 2004 from 192 countries.

They found 40 percent of children and more than 30 percent of non-smoking men and women regularly breathe in second hand smoke.

The highest rates come Europe and Asia,  North America is among the lowest.

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