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    Why are studies on the health effects of smoking among individual who smoke not a concern of environmental epidemiology? Explain the reason why exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke is a concern of this discipline.

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    The National Research Council's definition of environmental epidemiology is, "the study of the effect on human health of physical, biologic, and chemical factors in the external environment".

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    This solution provides a definition of environmental epidemiology and presents a concrete example of the extent of study of environmental epidemiologists. A reference is included.