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MAY 01, 2013 - Time

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Secondhand Smoke is More Damaging For Teen Girls Than Boys

Even non-smokers can experience health hazards from cigarette smoke, and the latest study suggests the dangers may depend on your gender. AboutĀ 46,000 non-smokers in the U.S. die from heart disease and 3,400 are claimed by lung cancer each year, according to the American Cancer Society. The most likely culprit? Second hand smoke, which studies have linked to increased risk of dementia, high blood pressure, and genetic changes. Now, scientistsĀ  report in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) that teen girls may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of such passive ... Read More

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