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Study confirms passive smoking increases coronary heart disease

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 03 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:891
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    A combined meta-analysis of 18 studies dealing with the possible dangers of passive smoking has concluded that smoke from another person's cigarette can increase a non-smoker's risk of heart disease by 25

    The increase is “small,” authors of the analysis said, but they warned that, because of the widespread use of cigarettes, “the public health consequences of passive smoking with regard to coronary heart …

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