Meta-analysis of the association between second-hand smoke exposure and ischaemic heart diseases, COPD and stroke

Post date: Feb 27, 2016 12:00:42 AM

This is the first study to calculate effect sizes for the association between SHS exposure and the disease outcomes IHD, COPD, and stroke at once. Overall, the effect sizes are comparable with previous findings in meta-analyses and therefore assumed to be reliable. The results indicate the high relevance of public health campaigns and legislation to protect non-smokers from the adverse health effects attributable to SHS exposure.

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