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World’s First Discovery: Second-Hand Smoke Increases Stroke Deaths by 50% in Non-Smokers

Source: – press release on 27 Jan 2005

A new and unique study of the impact of second-hand smoke on the health of non-smokers living with a smoker has shown for the first time that passive smoking is an important cause of death from stroke, in addition to heart and lung diseases and cancers. The work was carried out by the Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, HKU, Department of Health and the University of Oxford.

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