People are involuntarily exposed to passive smoking, especially in family meetings and social events, which are difficult to control by preventing smoking, which causes them to pay for bad habits practiced by others, but are all age groups affected by the same amount of passive smoking?
In a study conducted by a group of researchers at the University of Western Australia, led by Dr. Chloe Ha, and the researchers found that teen girls are more affected by passive smoking than male teenagers.
According to the study, passive smoking affects teenagers girls by lowering the level of good cholesterol in the body, or so-called high-density lipoprotein (HDL). It is known that this protein works effectively to pick up excess harmful cholesterol from the bloodstream, by decreasing the normal rate of this protein in the body, the person becomes exposed to various heart and arterial problems.
In the study that conducted on 1000 adolescents born between 1989 and 1992, where the data collected on the nature of the place where those teenagers lived, from childhood to teenagers, to find that 48% of them are exposed from childhood to passive smoking, and in the blood tests, it was found that passive smoking was a reason to lower the proportion of good cholesterol, and it was found that the decline was higher in teenagers girls compared to male teenagers, which means that females are more affected by passive smoke than males.