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.
Two fifths (2/5) of all stroke deaths under the age of 65 years are linked to smoking.
Secondhand smoke increases the risk of stroke by 20−30%.
Each year, secondhand smoke exposure causes more than 8,000 deaths from stroke.