Economic Burden of Secondhand Smoke


  1. Hai-Yen Sung, PhD
Research Fields: 
Policy and Politics
Secondhand Smoke
Special Populations

The project examines the exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) among U.S. adults and children, and quantifies the economic burden of the SHS exposure in terms of healthcare costs and lost productivity from lost time and premature mortality.  It also assesses the impact of exposure to SHS on two particularly vulnerable populations – African Americans and Hispanics.