Mmmmm . . .biscuits.

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"The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently conducted a major review of studies on the risks of second-hand tobacco smoke to non- smokers. These studies typically involve non-smokers living with smokers over a long period, such as 20 years.

And this review put the risk of lung cancer from second-hand tobacco smoke at a level well below the risk reported by other studies for many everyday items and activities.

And below, in fact, the risk to health that one other study reported for eating one biscuit a day

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–from the text of a Philip Morris Europe S.A. advertisement that ran in the International Herald Tribune, Monday, June 10, 1996.

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