If a room or car is smoky, stay away until it has cleared. That’s the main message of research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (1)

«Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke regardless of whether the smoker is still in the room,» said study author Professor Byung Jin Kim, of Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. «Our study in non-smokers shows that the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) is higher with longer duration of passive smoking — but even the lowest amounts are dangerous.»

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