Smokers Put Spouse At Increased Risk Of Stroke

July 30, 2008

A new study carried out at Harvard University, has found that smokers actually put their spouse at an increased risk of stroke..Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study carried out at Harvard University, has found that smokers actually put their spouse at an increased risk of stroke.

The study looked at over 16,000 people, all above the age of 50, as well as their spouses.

They looked at the effect smoking had on a person’s spouse who did not smoke.

What they found was that if the spouse had never smoked before, but was living with a smoker, they had a 42% increased risk of stroke.

If the person had smoked at some point in their lives, and now lives with a smoker, they have an increased stroke risk of 72%.

Second hand smoke has proven to be deadly, killing tens of thousands of people each year, and this is further evidence of its harm.

The new study has been published in the latest issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine.


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