Secondhand Smoke Can Lead to Spousal Stroke
You know that smoking isn't one of your healthiest habits. You might have been trying to quit for a while, even though this can be challenging to do.
There is another reason to stop smoking now — a new study predicts that spouses of smokers are at an increased risk of stroke.
For those who have never smoked, being married to a smoker leads to a 42% increase in risk of stroke. For those who used to smoke, but whose spouse still smokes, the increased risk of stroke jumps to 72%.
Source: "Spousal Smoking and Incidence of First Stroke: The Health and Retirement Study," American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 35, Issue 3, September 2008, pages 245-248.
Luckily, hypnosis works for smoking cessation.
Now that research suggests that spousal smoking increases risk of stroke, the benefits of quitting may be to save more lives than just your own.