Secondhand Smoke Hurts the Heart
Even Low Exposures Make Big Impact
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Researchers from the University of California San Francisco, came to a
similar conclusion in a study presented at an American Heart Association
meeting last spring.
James Lightwood, PhD, and colleagues concluded that eliminating secondhand
smoke exposure would prevent more than 228,000 new cases of heart disease and
119,000 heart disease-related deaths by 2030.
The researchers developed a model to estimate the impact of secondhand
smoke. They reported that 292,500 heart attacks could be prevented during the
same period if exposure to secondhand smoke were eliminated.