Question from: 11/18/96
The American Heart
Association (AHA) recently conducted the largest study
ever on the risk of developing heart disease from passive
smoking (i.e. secondhand smoke). The study found that
people who never smoked but were married to a smoker had
a 20% higher risk of dying from heart
disease than those married to a nonsmoker.
Passive smoking may account for 35,000 to 40,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease each year in this country alone, according to the AHA!
For more about the effects of smoking on your health see my article, Is Your Health "Up in Smoke".
|Charles H. Booras, MD|
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