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Secondhand Smoke Causes Heart Disease

In National News on July 6, 2009 at 9:07 am

A recent study published in Tobacco Control found that non-smoking women exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes were more likely to suffer from ischemic heart disease. The more they were exposed to the smoke, the higher was their risk.

This study underscores that exposure to secondhand smoke not only increases risk of cancer, but also increases risk of heart disease among nonsmokers. It also shows the need for homes to implement smoke-free home policies, not only to protect children, but also spouses, from secondhand smoke.

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