Study: Passive cigarette smoke more toxic than thought

06/30/2004 | MSNBC

Second-hand cigarette smoke may be substantially more hazardous to nonsmokers than previously thought, according to a new study. British researchers measuring levels of a breakdown product of cigarette smoke in the blood of non-smokers found levels that were linked with a 50% to 60% higher risk of coronary heart disease, compared with previous estimates of 25% to 30%.

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