Smoke Signals: How Tobacco and Secondhand Smoke Accelerate Aging and Frailty
Are you aware that smoking could be fast-forwarding your body's aging process? A groundbreaking Japanese study has found that older adults who smoke are at a significantly higher risk of becoming physically frail. The risk skyrockets when these smokers are also exposed to secondhand smoke. In simpler terms, frailty is a condition often associated with aging, where the body becomes weak and less resilient to everyday challenges. The study also sheds light on the role of secondhand smoke, revealing that it amplifies the risk of frailty even further. So, if you're a smoker exposed to secondhand smoke, you're essentially playing a high-stakes game with your long-term health.