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Secondhand Smoke (cont.)

Secondhand Smoke and Heart Disease

Cigarette smoking is a known risk factor for the development of heart disease and heart attack. Just as nonsmokers living with a smoker have an increased risk of lung cancer, nonsmokers who live with a smoker are more likely to get cardiovascular disease, including heart attack. It has been estimated that every year, there are 46,000 deaths in the U.S. due to heart disease in non-smokers who live with smokers.

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