Study cites risk of secondhand smoke

BROOKLYN - A new study has found that more than half of nonsmokers in Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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

News 12 Brooklyn hit the streets to ask 1 Word on the Street: GPS devices
At least six people have been arrested and 2 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video
3 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival
News 12 Long Island has won the regional 4 News 12 Long Island wins regional Edward R. Murrow Award
Sea Cliff's Troy Ramey was voted off 'The 5 Elisa's Entertainment for 4/26

advertisement | advertise on News 12


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.