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Secondhand smoke exposure and cardiovascular effects : making sense of the evidence

Author: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Acute Coronary Events.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2010.
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"Data suggest that exposure to secondhand smoke can result in heart disease in nonsmoking adults. Recently, progress has been made in reducing involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke through legislation banning smoking in workplaces, restaurants, and other public places. The effect of legislation to ban smoking and its effects on the cardiovascular health of nonsmoking adults, however, remains a question.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Secondhand smoke exposure and cardiovascular effects.
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2010
(DLC) 2009049617
(OCoLC)470694869
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Acute Coronary Events.
ISBN: 9780309138406 030913840X 1282554638 9781282554634
OCLC Number: 593323736
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 228 p.) : ill.
Contents: Evaluating exposure to secondhand smoke --
Experimental studies relevant to the pathophysiology of secondhand smoke --
Epidemiologic studies of secondhand-smoke exposure and cardiovascular disease --
The background of smoking bans --
Overview of key studies of the effects of smoking bans on acute coronary events --
Synthesis of key studies examining the effect of smoking bans on acute coronary events --
Conclusions and recommendations --
Agendas of public meetings.
Responsibility: Committee on Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Acute Coronary Events, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
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"Data suggest that exposure to secondhand smoke can result in heart disease in nonsmoking adults. Recently, progress has been made in reducing involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke through legislation banning smoking in workplaces, restaurants, and other public places. The effect of legislation to ban smoking and its effects on the cardiovascular health of nonsmoking adults, however, remains a question. Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects reviews available scientific literature to assess the relationship between secondhand smoke exposure and acute coronary events. The authors, experts in secondhand smoke exposure and toxicology, clinical cardiology, epidemiology, and statistics, find that there is about a 25 to 30 percent increase in the risk of coronary heart disease from exposure to secondhand smoke. Their findings agree with the 2006 Surgeon General's Report conclusion that there are increased risks of coronary heart disease morbidity and mortality among men and women exposed to secondhand smoke. However, the authors note that the evidence for determining the magnitude of the relationship between chronic secondhand smoke exposure and coronary heart disease is not very strong. Public health professionals will rely upon Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects for its survey of critical epidemiological studies on the effects of smoking bans and evidence of links between secondhand smoke exposure and cardiovascular events, as well as its findings and recommendations."--Publisher's description.

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