Second hand smoking linked to hypertension
Stay away from second-hand smoke to protect your heart - interesting science news

If you are about to enter a room or a car that’s smoky, do yourself a favour and wait till it clears off the smoke. This is because researchers have shown that non-smokers show an increased risk of high blood pressure with longer durations of passive smoking.

Further, the research showed that passive smoking exposure for 10 years lead to a 17% increased risk of hypertension.

This is the first study, which has positively assessed the link between hypertension and second-hand smoke with the exposed person’s tested for cotinine in urine which is a principal metabolite of nicotine.

Read the full story: European Society of Cardiology

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