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08 June 2010

Secondhand smoke bad for brain

Long linked to physical ailments such as asthma, heart disease and lung cancer, secondhand smoke may now be tied to an increase in mental woes, new research suggests.

Long linked to physical ailments such as asthma, heart disease and lung cancer, secondhand smoke may now be tied to an increase in mental woes, new research suggests.

"Exposure to passive smoke was associated with higher levels of psychological distress and greater risk of future psychiatric illness," he said. The report is published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.

How the study was done

 

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