Exposure to secondhand smoke drops for youths with asthma

02/11/2013 | DailyRx.com

Among 4- to 19-year-olds with asthma who did not smoke themselves, 53% were exposed to secondhand smoke between 2005 and 2010, down from 89% of children with asthma between 1988 and 1994, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers said fewer asthmatic children and teens were exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes, and secondhand smoke exposure was more prevalent among low-income youths than others.

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