Second-hand tobacco smoke in never smokers is a significant risk factor for coronary artery calcification.

@article{Yankelevitz2013SecondhandTS,
  title={Second-hand tobacco smoke in never smokers is a significant risk factor for coronary artery calcification.},
  author={David F. Yankelevitz and Claudia I. Henschke and Rowena Yip and Paolo Boffetta and Joseph Shemesh and Matthew D. Cham and Jagat S. Narula and Harvey S. Hecht},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2013},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={651-7}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the relationship of the extent of subclinical atherosclerosis measured by coronary artery calcification (CAC) to the extent of second-hand tobacco smoke (SHTS) exposure in asymptomatic people who never smoked. BACKGROUND An association between SHTS and CAC was recently reported in a single study, but the quantitative aspects of the relationship are not known. METHODS A cohort of 3,098 never smokers 40 to 80 years of age, enrolled in the FAMRI… CONTINUE READING
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