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Can secondhand smoke cause emphysema?

Related Topics: Emphysema, Second-Hand Smoke
 

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It might. Exposure to environmental cigarette smoke is known to damage the lungs.

Several studies suggest that people exposed to high amounts of secondhand smoke are probably at higher risk for emphysema.

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