Secondhand Smoke (cont.)
Secondhand Smoke and Heart Disease
Cigarette smoking is a known risk factor for the development of
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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