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Periodontal Disease And Secondhand Smoke

This study was done to prove or not prove that there is an association between periodontal disease and secondhand smoke with non smokers. The study evaluated 2,739 people who were lifetime nonusers of tobacco. The study revealed that people who were exposed to secondhand smoke for one to 25 hours per week in the preceding year was 29% higher than that for people who were not exposed to secondhand smoke. This is a serious health hazard, and 40% of people age three years or older are exposed to secondhand smoke. Smoking can be harmful to friends and loved ones. Be careful if you smoke around your children!!