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Sunday, March 17, 2013

You're killing your loved ones

A new study has recently shown that secondhand smoke increases the risk of atherosclerosis more than other well-known risk factors.

Overall, the prevalence of atherosclerotic plaque in those exposed to secondhand smoke was 24%. Those exposed to the highest amount of smoke were 90% more likely to have plaque than the general public.

This increased risk was greater than other traditional well-known risk factors like diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and kidney disease

Please, please -- if you smoke - STOP!!! But if you cannot, at least do it in private so you do not kill you loved ones.

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