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Exposure to second hand smoke in childhood increases risk of future rheumatoid arthritis
eMediNexus,  03 October 2018
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#Orthopedics #Pediatrics #Public Health #Rheumatology

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 For the first time, a study has shown that exposure to second hand smoke in childhood increases the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in future light smokers and probably non-smokers, suggests a study published online August 14, 2018 in the journal Rheumatology. This study also confirms that active smoking is associated with an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis.
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