Secondhand Smoke and Cardiovascular Health

In National News on January 7, 2010 at 11:35 am

This is another article published in the Fall 2009 edition of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium newsletter.

Institute of Medicine Report: Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects

The Institute of Medicine recently released a comprehensive review of the science on the relationship between secondhand smoke exposure and acute coronary events.

Major conclusions of the report:

  • Secondhand smoke can cause a heart attack.
  • Even brief exposure to secondhand smoke could trigger a heart attack.
  • Smoke-free air laws result in fewer heart attacks.

Read more here.


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