Secondhand smoke may cause vascular damage, study says

05/15/2012 | HealthDay News

Nonsmokers who are exposed to just 30 minutes of secondhand smoke can suffer impaired vascular function, which may lead to atherosclerosis and heart disease, including heart attack or stroke, according to a study to be published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The researchers said that comprehensive policies are needed to ban public smoking and that physicians should talk to patients about their exposure to secondhand smoke.

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