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Old 09-20-2004, 05:08 AM
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Smoking Risks

Preventing the Dangers of Second-hand Smoke Risk?

Spending time with a smoker - even sitting by one in a restaurant or other public place - exposes you to second-hand smoke.

Second-hand smoke is suspected of killing thousands of nonsmokers every year; it can also cause or worsen respiratory infections, ear infections and asthma.

Other than avoiding smoky places, you can protect yourself from the effects of second-hand smoke by taking a daily multivitamin that includes these antioxidants:

Vitamin E. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects cell
membranes and helps prevent LDL cholesterol from oxidizing.

Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that also functions as a powerful antioxidant.

Selenium. Selenium activates an antioxidant enzyme called glutathione peroxidase, which helps the body eliminate smoke-associated toxins.

Carotenoids. Beta-carotene, in conjunction with other carotenes, acts as an antioxidant and immune system booster. Other members of the antioxidant carotene family include alpha-carotene, zeaxanthin, lutein and lycopene.

Coenyzme Q10. Coenzyme Q10 is essential in cellular energy production and has antioxidant properties that help protect the body from free radicals.

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Nice psot. Thanks for sharing thsi useful infromation with us.
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