UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Avoiding passive smoking is essential to greatly reduce the risk of lung cancer or heart disease, according to researchers who have announced the findings of a new study that has attempted to find a link between passive smoking and development. high blood pressure in non-smokers.
At the EuroHeartCare 2019 congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), scientists explained that passive smokers have a high risk of developing high blood pressure, says the site MedicalXpress. The new study, which aimed to estimate the link between passive smoking and high blood pressure, involved more than 300,000 people, whose average age was 35 years.
“In order to protect against high blood pressure, it is absolutely necessary to avoid passive smoking, not just to reduce its impact,” said the study’s author, Professor Kim Byung-jin of the university. Sungkyunkwan from Seoul.
He explained that passive smoking at home or at work was associated with an increased risk of hypertension of 13%. Living with a smoker in an apartment for 20 years increases the risk of illness by 15%. Moreover, in almost 28% of cases, people suffer from hypertension by experiencing the influence of smoke at home and at work.
However, specialists at University College London said that today lung cancer is one of the most difficult to diagnose among oncological diseases in non-smokers. And, in addition, among the main reasons for cancer in people who have a healthy lifestyle include passive smoking.
“While efforts to minimize the dangers of passive smoking have been made around the world, by expanding non-smoking areas in public places, our study shows that more than one in five non-smokers are still exposed to smoking.” passive. As a result, stricter smoking bans are needed, in addition to helping smokers to end this habit. Knowing that family members are suffering should be extra motivation for smokers to quit,” he concluded.
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