Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Wendy Hamilton, tobacco program coordinator for the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence-Juneau, said she unintentionally provided a wrong figure for the "Juneau Assembly bans smoking in city bus shelter" article published Tuesday. She clarified that nationwide there are 450,000 smoking-related deaths each year. Of those deaths, 53,800 are related to secondhand smoke, Hamilton said.

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