“Second-Hand Smoke” Harms Your Bones

It is common knowledge that smoking isn’t healthy… and now there is more research into what happens to the body when you are exposed to other’s “second-hand” smoke from cigarettes. Now, it appears a study has found a link between osteoporosis and “second-hand” smoke.

Passive smoke ‘bone risk boost’

“Second-hand smoke increases the risk of the bone disease osteoporosis, researchers have found. The US/Chinese study showed exposure to passive smoking boosted pre-menopausal women’s osteoporosis risk threefold. An International Osteoporosis Foundation meeting in Toronto, also heard men, as well as women, increase osteoporosis risk by smoking. Experts said the studies added to understanding of the link between smoking and the bone disease.”

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