3/6/2014

Researchers reported that children's exposure to secondhand smoke can result in irreversible damage to their arteries, which can raise their risk of cardiovascular events when they reach adulthood. The study in the European Heart Journal followed children to adulthood and found that exposure to smoke was associated with greater carotid intima-media thickness, adding about 3.3 years to vascular age by the time children became adults.

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