Tag Archives: Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand Smoke a Big Problem For Children With Asthma, Study Shows

Many American children with asthma are exposed to secondhand smoke, and experience health problems as a result, according to a new study. …

Many Apartment Dwellers Complain of Smelling Secondhand Smoke From Neighbors

Almost half of apartment residents say they can smell secondhand smoke from their neighbors in their own homes, a new survey suggests. …

Girls More Likely Than Boys to be Affected by Secondhand Smoke

A new study suggests that girls are more likely than boys to be affected by exposure to secondhand smoke. …

Exposure to Smoking Before and After Birth is Risk Factor for SIDS

Exposure to smoking before and after birth is a risk factor for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, according to a new study. The number-one risk factor is still tummy sleeping, the study concluded. …

Children’s Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Increases Asthma Risk at Least 20 Percent

Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of wheezing and asthma in children and teens by at least 20 percent, according to a review of previous studies. …

Maryland Senate Debates Bill to Outlaw Smoking in Cars with Children

The Maryland Senate is debating a bill that would ban smoking in vehicles with passengers who are younger than 8. …

More Than One-Fifth of Teens Exposed to Secondhand Smoke in Cars

More than one-fifth of middle and high school students were exposed to secondhand smoke in cars in 2009, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …

Almost 2.5 Million Children in California at Risk of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

A new study estimates 2.5 million children under age 12 in California are at risk of exposure to secondhand smoke. …

Children Living With Smokers Miss More School Due to Illness

Children who live with smokers miss more school days due to illnesses including ear infections and chest colds compared with those who live in smoke-free homes, a new study suggests. …

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Can Lead to Hearing Loss in Adolescence

Exposure to secondhand smoke can lead to hearing loss in teenagers, who often don’t realize they have hearing difficulties, a new study suggests. …