We've all heard of secondhand smoke and how damaging it can be to those who are exposed.
The "secondhand effect" isn't limited to just tobacco use. According to a a research project titled "Alcohol’s Harms to Others Among U.S. Adults: Individual and Contextual Effects," led by Katherine Karriker-Jaffe and Thomas K. Greenfield, being exposed to someone who has been drinking also has negative consequences.
Some of those consequences include financial problems, property damage/vandalism, physical harm/aggression, harassment, and driving-related harm. The negative effects might result from a one-time incidence with a stranger or repeated harm within a family unit. Children are especially at risk for experiencing long-term harm if they are routinely victims of secondhand drinking.
Listen as Dr. Karriker-Jaffe joins Dr. Roizen to discuss the study and its findings.
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