Association of secondhand tobacco smoke exposure during childhood on adult cardiovascular disease risk among never-smokers.


Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Electronic address: [Email]


Adult secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS) exposure is related to stroke and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk, but long-term effects are less clear. We evaluated whether childhood SHS exposure affects subsequent stroke or CHD risk among adult black and white never-smokers followed for stroke and CHD.


Coronary disease,Environmental exposure,Stroke,Tobacco smoke pollution,