Association of Passive Smoking With Cognitive Impairment in Nonsmoking Older Adults

  title={Association of Passive Smoking With Cognitive Impairment in Nonsmoking Older Adults},
  author={Ruoling Chen and Zhi Hu and Sophie Orton and Ruo-Li Chen and Li Wei},
  journal={Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology},
  pages={199 - 208}
  • Ruoling ChenZhi Hu Li Wei
  • Published 22 July 2013
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
Association of passive smoking with cognitive impairment in older adults is unclear. We carried out a systematic literature review and a new study to determine the association. There were 3 cross-sectional studies published, showing a significant association of passive smoking with cognitive impairment (a relative risk (RR) of about 1.30-1.90). In the new cohort study, we interviewed 1081 never-smoking participants aged ≥ 65 years in China using a standard method of the Geriatric Mental State… 

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