Riding with smokers in cars

New research suggests just riding in the car with a smoker could pose a significant health risk.
By  | 

(NBC) - New research suggests just riding in the car with a smoker could pose a significant health risk.

For the study, 14 non-smokers sat in the back seat of a parked car while the driver smoked three cigarettes in an hour.

Even with the windows slightly open, the non-smokers showed much higher levels of tobacco-related toxins in their urine than before they got in the car.

Scientists say adults and children with asthma or heart disease could be especially vulnerable to this secondhand smoke.



 
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus