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May 24, 2012

Secondhand smoke damages blood vessels in 30 minutes

Inhaling even low levels of lingering secondhand smoke – at increasingly lower concentration levels than have been used in prior studies – for a short period results in marked signs of cardiovascular dysfunction among nonsmoking adults, according to a study1 published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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January 13, 2011

Risk of arrhythmia and stroke increased by passive smoking

Research published recently by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies[1] reinforces the causal link between passive exposure to cigarette smoke and coronary disease. A recent report on Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects, commissioned by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), compiles and examines the body of evidence which now exists to support the connection.

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