The purpose of this study is to examine and understand the effect of exposure to second-hand smoking at workplace and home on the subjective health condition. Among the causes of death in Korea, the respiratory diseases account for 12.6% of the total, and the risk of smoking, which is a most typical cause of respiratory diseases, has widely been known. Furthermore, smoking causes the second-hand smoking, which has a detrimental effect not only on the smokers but also on the non-smokers around them. Second-hand smoking causes the discomfort due to cigarette smoke as well as health problems including lung cancer and heart disease.
Furthermore, negative changes in the subjective health condition cause on to significantly predict the occurrence of health problems, and hence, an analysis was performed to determine the effect of second-hand smoking indoors at workplace and home on the subjective health condition.
As a result of the analysis performed, it was confirmed that the subjective health condition was 1.205 times and 1.593 times worse, each respectively, than those who did not have any exposure to the second-hand indoors at workplace and home. Hence, education on the harmful effects of the second-hand smoking on the human body and raising awareness about the tertiary smoking are required at a national level, and the proposal of a specific smoking control policy is proposed.