Secondhand Smoke Boosts Risk for Alzheimer's

"This study is an important addition to the overwhelming evidence of serious health harms from secondhand smoke," said Matthew L. Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. "It underscores the need for all states to pass comprehensive smoke-free laws covering all workplaces and public places."

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Find out more about the hazards of secondhand smoke at the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

SOURCES: Thaddeus Haight, M.A., research statistician, University of California, Berkeley; Bill Thies, Ph.D., vice president, science, Alzheimer's Association; Matthew L. Myers, president, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Washington, D.C.; May 1, 2007, annual meeting, American Academy of Neurology, Boston

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