Passive Smoking and Cardiovascular Pathology

Passive Smoking and Cardiovascular Pathology

This book, which is an updated new edition in 2012 of an earlier book of 2007, addresses the role of passive smoking in causing the multiple aspects of cardiovascular damage under biochemical, physiological, pathological, clinical, ...

Author: Aurelio Leone

Publisher: Nova Biomedical

ISBN: 1620818213

Category: Medical

Page: 230

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This book, which is an updated new edition in 2012 of an earlier book of 2007, addresses the role of passive smoking in causing the multiple aspects of cardiovascular damage under biochemical, physiological, pathological, clinical, epidemiological and statistic all aspects. In just five years, from 2007 to 2012, enormous progress on the effects of passive smoking has been achieved. This book also uses, under the editorial aspect, a modern and updated system of asterisks that bind, in each chapter, the existing concepts, without changing their content, with those of more recent acquisition that modify or cancel the previously issued. In this way, the reader can actively update on what was effectively the "past" and how current research on the subject suggests.
Categories: Medical

Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects

Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects

Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects reviews available scientific literature to assess the relationship between secondhand smoke exposure and acute coronary events.

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309138390

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Data suggest that exposure to secondhand smoke can result in heart disease in nonsmoking adults. Recently, progress has been made in reducing involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke through legislation banning smoking in workplaces, restaurants, and other public places. The effect of legislation to ban smoking and its effects on the cardiovascular health of nonsmoking adults, however, remains a question. Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects reviews available scientific literature to assess the relationship between secondhand smoke exposure and acute coronary events. The authors, experts in secondhand smoke exposure and toxicology, clinical cardiology, epidemiology, and statistics, find that there is about a 25 to 30 percent increase in the risk of coronary heart disease from exposure to secondhand smoke. Their findings agree with the 2006 Surgeon General's Report conclusion that there are increased risks of coronary heart disease morbidity and mortality among men and women exposed to secondhand smoke. However, the authors note that the evidence for determining the magnitude of the relationship between chronic secondhand smoke exposure and coronary heart disease is not very strong. Public health professionals will rely upon Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects for its survey of critical epidemiological studies on the effects of smoking bans and evidence of links between secondhand smoke exposure and cardiovascular events, as well as its findings and recommendations.
Categories: Medical

Effects of Passive Smoking on Health

Effects of Passive Smoking on Health

Report of the NHMRC Working Party on the Effects of Passive Smoking on Health, adopted at the 101st Session of the Council, June 1986.

Author: National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia). Working Party on the Effects of Passive Smoking on Health

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040632783

Category: Cigarette habit

Page: 62

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Report of the NHMRC Working Party on the Effects of Passive Smoking on Health, adopted at the 101st Session of the Council, June 1986.
Categories: Cigarette habit

Tobacco

Tobacco

This book thoroughly reviews the health hazards of tobacco.

Author: D. G. Zaridze

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: CORNELL:31924052093899

Category: Medical

Page: 358

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This book thoroughly reviews the health hazards of tobacco. Cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic obstructive diseases are discussed; unresolved issues such as harm caused by passive smoking and the effects of different constituents of tobacco smoke on the risk of cancer and other diseases are also covered. Major sections of the book study trends and related health consequences of the use of tobacco worldwide, particularly in China, Japan, the USSR, and developing countries. The book looks at the effect of low-yield cigarettes on the risk of disease and emphasizes the necessity for smoking control as an essential means of disease prevention.
Categories: Medical

Cigarettes

Cigarettes

Details the medical risks of smoking

Author: American Council on Science and Health

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004174962

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 190

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Details the medical risks of smoking
Categories: Health & Fitness

The most common health risks of smoking

The most common health risks of smoking

Men who smoke have a 2–3-fold risk of premature death compared with those who do not smoke. In women who smoke, the risk is 1.3–1.9-fold.

Author: Sics Editore

Publisher: SICS Editore

ISBN: 9788869308987

Category: Medical

Page:

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Men who smoke have a 2–3-fold risk of premature death compared with those who do not smoke. In women who smoke, the risk is 1.3–1.9-fold.
Categories: Medical

Passive Smoking and Health Research

Passive Smoking and Health Research

In the longer term, passive smokers suffer an increased risk of a range of smoking-related diseases. Non-smokers who are exposed to passive smoking in the home, have a 25 per cent increased risk of heart disease and lung cancer.

Author: Nivek A. Jeorgensen

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1600213820

Category: Self-Help

Page: 365

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Breathing other people's smoke is called passive, involuntary or second-hand smoking. The non-smoker breathes "sidestream" smoke from the burning tip of the cigarette and "mainstream" smoke that has been inhaled and then exhaled by the smoker. Second-hand smoke (SHS) is a major source of indoor air pollution. Tobacco smoke contains over 4000 chemicals in the form of particles and gases. Many potentially toxic gases are present in higher concentrations in sidestream smoke than in mainstream smoke and nearly 85% of the smoke in a room results from sidestream smoke. The particulate phase includes tar (itself composed of many chemicals), nicotine, benzene and benzo(a)pyrene. The gas phase includes carbon monoxide, ammonia, dimethylnitrosamine, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide and acrolein. Some of these have marked irritant properties and some 60 are known or suspected carcinogens (cancer causing substances). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the USA has classified environmental tobacco smoke as a class A (known human) carcinogen along with asbestos, arsenic, benzene and radon gas. How does this affect the passive smoker? Some of the immediate effects of passive smoking include eye irritation, headache, cough, sore throat, dizziness and nausea. Adults with asthma can experience a significant decline in lung function when exposed, while new cases of asthma may be induced in children whose parents smoke. Short term exposure to tobacco smoke also has a measurable effect on the heart in non-smokers. Just 30 minutes exposure is enough to reduce coronary blood flow. In the longer term, passive smokers suffer an increased risk of a range of smoking-related diseases. Non-smokers who are exposed to passive smoking in the home, have a 25 per cent increased risk of heart disease and lung cancer.
Categories: Self-Help

The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke

The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke

This twenty-ninth report of the Surgeon General documents the serious and deadly health effects of involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke.

Author: Health and Human Services

Publisher: Office of the Surgeon General

ISBN: 0160761522

Category: Medical

Page: 740

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This twenty-ninth report of the Surgeon General documents the serious and deadly health effects of involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke. Secondhand smoke is a major cause of disease, including lung cancer and coronary heart disease, in healthy nonsmokers.
Categories: Medical