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Secondhand smoke exposure and cardiovascular effects : making sense of the evidence / Committee on Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Acute Coronary Events, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 978-0-309-13839-0 (pbk.)

1. Coronary heart disease—Risk factors. 2. Passive smoking—Health aspects. I. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Acute Coronary Events.

[DNLM: 1. Cardiovascular Diseases—epidemiology. 2. Cardiovascular Diseases—prevention & control. 3. Occupational Exposure—legislation & jurisprudence. 4. Smoking—legislation & jurisprudence. 5. Tobacco Smoke Pollution—adverse effects. WG 120 S445 2009]

RA645.H4S43 2009

616.1'2305—dc22

2009049617

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