Mais uma informação sobre tabagismo passivo. Agora, um estudo chines publicado em Circulation revela que mulheres que nunca fumaram, mas que moram ou trabalham em ambientes com fumantes, tiveram risco maior em 60% de doença cerebrovascular, 70% de doença coronariana e em 80% em doença cerebrovascular.
Passive Smoking and Risk of Peripheral Arterial Disease and Ischemic Stroke in Chinese Women Who Never Smoked Yao He MD, PhD*, Tai Hing Lam MD, Bin Jiang MD, PhD, Jie Wang MD, PhD, Xiaoyong Sai MD, PhD, Li Fan MD, Xiaoying Li MD, Yinhe Qin MD, and Frank B. Hu MD, PhD* Background—The association between secondhand smoke (SHS) and risk of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and stroke remains uncertain. Methods and Results—We examined the relationship between SHS and cardiovascular diseases, particularly PAD and stroke, in Chinese women who never smoked from a population-based cross-sectional study in Beijing, China. SHS exposure was defined as exposure to another person's tobacco smoke at home or in the workplace. Cardiovascular disease events included coronary heart disease, stroke, and PAD. PAD was defined by signs of intermittent claudication as measured by the World Health Organization Rose questionnaire and an ankle-brachial index of <0.90.>