Second-Hand Smoke May Affect Memory

Posted on October 7, 2012


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Second hand-smoke is an air pollutant , it degrades the quality of air making the persons exposed to it at risk for certain health problems.

Second hand-smoke is also a risk  factor for non-communicable diseases, the ones caused by smoking tobacco.

Recently a research study found that second-hand smoke over time can cause memory impairment.

For the study researchers used participants who were exposed to second-hand smoke for at least 25 hours per week.  They either lived with a smoker or fraternized regularly with smokers.

The participants were required to respond to certain controlled circumstances. Their responses were then compared to:

  1. Smokers
  2. Non smokers who had not been exposed

The result was that the participants who were repeatedly exposed to second-hand smoke forgot almost 20% more frequently than those who were not.

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