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Higher education doesn’t protect equally against secondhand smoke

A recent study conducted in the United States suggests that higher education levels tend to promote health. This is because it helps people avoid several health-based environmental risks. However, this benefit might not extend in an equal form to all the ethnicities and races when it boils down to the cases of secondhand smoke.

All-in-All, attaining higher education degrees have been associated with lower cases for exposure to 2nd hand smoke during work. However, this protective effect was rather small for the Hispanic and black people. This was especially true when compared to the white folks, as per the research reported over the Journal of Medical Research & Innovation.

Dr. Shervin Assari, the lead scientist working with the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, mentioned that historically, there has been an assumption that education serves as the solution for health disparities. However, the angle overlooked in the previous researches is the fact that they don’t promote wellbeing and health in a similar way.

Things such as family networks, financial capital, as well as community resources tend to play a critical role in the assertion of well-being and health.


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