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:
- 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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