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5 facts about secondhand smoking and strokes – Tobacco Control Uganda

5 facts about secondhand smoking and strokes

5 facts about secondhand smoking and strokes

Smoking is one the leading causes of death in the world, with over 7 million deaths registered per year. After the Stroke Awareness Month, we bring you 5 facts about second hand smoking and strokes. Did you know that: Smoking makes you twice as likely to die if you have a stroke.

The more you smoke, the greater your risk of stroke. Here are the 5 facts you probably didn’t know about second hand smoking.

1.

Two fifths (2/5) of all stroke deaths under the age of 65 years are linked to smoking.

2.

Exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of stroke

Secondhand smoke increases the risk of stroke by 20−30%.

3.

Smokeless tobacco increases the risk of smoke

4.

Each year, secondhand smoke exposure causes more than 8,000 deaths from stroke.

5.

Exposure to second-hand smoke by non-smokers increases heart-diseases development by 25-30%

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