Secondhand Smoke Increases Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds


 Editor    May 20 : 15:31
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Exposure to secondhand smoke is even more dangerous than previously thought and increases the risk of heart disease among non-smokers by as much as 60 percent, according to a study just published in the British Medical Journal.

Exposure to secondhand smoke is even more dangerous than previously thought and increases the risk of heart disease among non-smokers by as much as 60 percent, according to a study just published in the British Medical Journal.

Researchers said the study provides the most compelling evidence yet that secondhand smoke causes heart disease. It is the first study to show a direct physical link between secondhand smoke exposure and an increased risk of heart disease.

"This study underscores the need for states and communities across the country to enact comprehensive clean indoor air laws that require all workplaces and public places to be smoke-free," said William V. Corr, executive director of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.



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