Study cites risk of secondhand smoke

A new study has found that more than half of nonsmokers in the Bronx have dangerous residue from secondhand smoke in their bloodstream.The NYC Department

THE BRONX - A new study has found that more than half of nonsmokers in the Bronx have dangerous residue from secondhand smoke in their bloodstream.

The NYC Department of Health study found that high doses of cotinine were found in the bloodstream of nonsmokers. Officials say the residue is not itself harmful, but puts some at a greater risk for heart disease and cancer.

Some smokers in the Bronx shrug off the study, saying they're not convinced cigarettes pose a greater risk than other types of air pollution.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

We asked Bronx residents if they believe in 1 Word on the Street: Extraterrestrial life
2 VIDEO: Interview with parents of Bronx teen who died on mission trip
At least seven alleged gang member were arrested 3 7 arrested after gang takedown in the Bronx
Baltimore police say they are investigating the shootings 4 MD police: 8 shot, 1 dead in Baltimore
Filming has started on a new movie starring 5 The Buzz: Kevin Hart movie shoots in the Bronx

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE