30 July 2008

Nonsmokers' Nightmare

Being married to a smoker raised the stroke risk by 42 percent in people who have never smoked compared to those married to someone who never smoked, the researchers said.

This jumped to 72 percent for former smokers married to a current smoker, according to the study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
~ Reuters, 29 July 2008

Secondhand smoke sucks! It will not raise your stroke risk only; it will also increase your risks of having lung cancer, respiratory illnesses, asthma attacks if you're asthmatic, and of course, it will also make you stink --- though that's the least of your worries.
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