Study: Passive Smoking, a cause behind Kidney Failures

Cigarette smoking can destroy kidneys

Everyone knows that Smoking is injurious to health. The Majority of Cancer patients were passive smokers at one stage of their life. Now a study warns that Besides affecting your heart and lungs, exposure to second-hand or passive smoking can also raise the chances of chronic kidney disease (CKD), which can lead to renal failure and the demise of the patient. This is alarming for the fact that Nearly 12 percent of cardiovascular deaths occur due to second-hand smoking.

The findings of this study showed that individuals with less or more than 3 days of smoking exposure per week had nearly double the risk of having kidney disease when compared with participants with no second-hand or passive smoking exposure.

Jung Tak Park, Yonsei University in Seoul said that Second-hand smoke exposure at home or in the workplace is still prevalent despite legislative actions prohibiting smoking at public places.

Jung Tak Park also said that this exposure was found to be clearly related to CKD, even with less-frequent amounts of second-hand smoke exposure.

In order to complete this study that was published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The team of researchers added 131,196 non-smokers and differentiated these individuals into three groups: no-exposure to any kind of smoking, less than three days per week of exposure, and three or more days per week of exposure to smoking.

The findings were clear, Cigarette smoking and exposure to second-hand smoking have been linked with higher risks of various diseases.

This further segments the fact that Smoking is highly injurious to health. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), smoking cigarettes or any kind of tobacco is globally the second leading cause of heart diseases after high blood pressure. The death toll due to Smoking is massive Nearly 12 percent of cardiovascular deaths worldwide occur due to tobacco abuse and second-hand smoking.

Each year Tobacco Claims More than seven million lives that tobacco throughout the world and among these seven million almost 900,000 were passive-smokers.