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Title Secondhand smoke exposure and cardiovascular effects : making sense of the evidence / Committee on Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Acute Coronary Events, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2010

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 228 pages) : illustrations
Series Online access: National Academy of Sciences National Academies Press
Online access: NCBI NCBI Bookshelf
Contents Evaluating exposure to secondhand smoke -- Experimental studies relevant to the pathophysiology of secondhand smoke -- Epidemiologic studies of secondhand-smoke exposure and cardiovascular disease -- The background of smoking bans -- Overview of key studies of the effects of smoking bans on acute coronary events -- Synthesis of key studies examining the effect of smoking bans on acute coronary events -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Agendas of public meetings
Summary "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."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Coronary heart disease -- Risk factors
Passive smoking -- Health aspects
Cardiovascular Diseases -- epidemiology
Cardiovascular Diseases -- prevention & control
Occupational Exposure -- legislation & jurisprudence
Smoking -- legislation & jurisprudence
Tobacco Smoke Pollution -- adverse effects
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Heart.
MEDICAL -- Cardiology.
Coronary heart disease -- Risk factors
Passive smoking -- Health aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Acute Coronary Events.
LC no. 2009049617
ISBN 9780309138406
030913840X
1282554638
9781282554634