Monday, April 05, 2004

The Dangers of Passive Smoking

"New Zealand researchers say that adults who have never smoked but live with smokers have a 15% higher risk of death within three years than those living in a smoke-free household. The estimate is based on mortality figures using census data."

Oh dear. This makes me more than a little worried. For one thing, a member of my household is an extremely heavy smoker. For another, I love clubbing and everyone knows that clubs are filled with smoke. Just smell your clothing and hair when you get out.

Read the complete article as published in the British Medical Journal here.

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