Passive Smoking Can Cause Heart Disease In Children, Study Says

Your children's health may be at risk through exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke. This may cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, according to researchers.

The study was printed in the journal Circulation. It indicates that the increased level of poison coming from the smoke that comes from the end of a burning cigarette or what you called sidestream smoke harms the blood vessels of the children, according to Indian Express.

In a national study in 2011 to 2012 that involved blood tests, the researchers identified a nicotine metabolite known as cotinine in almost 41 percent of children aged between 3 and 11 years and about 34 percent of children aged between 12 to 19. Geetha Raghuveer, Professor at Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics in the U.S. said that cigarette smoke exposure is harmful to children's long-term health and may shorten life expectancy. She advised the parents to make their children's environment smoke-free.

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