Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey involving 972 children with asthma showed that 53% of them were exposed to secondhand smoke between 2005 and 2010. Researchers reported increased odds of three or more visits to a doctor or emergency department due to wheezing, sleep disturbance, and limited activity among those exposed to secondhand smoke. The findings were presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting.
Passive smoke exposure worsens outcomes for children with asthma
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