You must know the fact that passive smoking is more dangerous than smoking. But do you know passive smoking can have a very hazardous effect on your kids when they grow older.
The researchers have asked the parents and elders to change their smoking habits as exposure to passive smoking can up the risk of heart attacks and strokes in children at later stages of their lives.
A researchers team from Tasmania, Australia and Finland carried a study associated with passive smoking and found that exposure to smoking in childhood thickens arteries’ walls. This ups the risks of heart attack and stroke.
One of the researchers Seana Gall said, “The study shows that exposure to passive smoke in childhood causes a direct and irreversible damage to the structure of the arteries.”
The researchers carried study on 3,776 children of the age group 3 and 18 (at the start of the study).
The researchers surveyed the parents about their smoking habits. These data were then compared with the ultrasound report of the children that was conducted to measure their artery walls’ thickness once they had reached adulthood.
The carotid intima-media thickness, a measurement of the thickness of the innermost two layers of the arterial wall, in adulthood was 0.015 mm thicker in those exposed to both parents smoking than in those whose parents did not smoke.
The study was published in the European Heart Journal.