Lots more here. One need not be a scientist to notice that a good deal of the anti-tobacco industry's claims are simply made up. Not that this seems to worry the Department of Health since, of course, it's all in a good cause. Another form of nudging, really.“
The respondents were not told that the idea of "tobacco toxins" being harmful at ultra-low levels was no more than a "possibility" (in the words of the final study), nor that the researchers themselves referred to thirdhand smoke only as a "concept". If they had been told that the researchers believed that smokers spread disease "through contaminated dust and surfaces, including the frame of an infant's bed and a smoker's finger" it is fair to guess that far fewer of them would have endorsed the theory.