Do Second Hand Smoke Effects for Children Last Longer Than We Think?
(NEW YORK) -- Experts have told us about the harmful effects of second hand smoke. But just how long do those effects last? Research says it last a long time.
A new study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference says kids do not outgrow damage they suffer from secondhand smoke when getting older.
Researchers followed nearly four hundred people from childhood into adulthood and found that all participants still suffered from wheezing, coughing and chronic colds.
The authors of the study say that the symptoms make adults more susceptible to problems with lung function and other respiratory illnesses. They add that a child’s greatest risk to second hand smoking is from parents who smoke in the presence of their children.
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