Second-hand smoke linked to kids' hospital visits for asthma

January 20, 2014 4:06 PM

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Second-hand smoke linked to kids' hospital visits for asthma

During the children's first couple of days in the hospital, researchers asked their parents if the children had any exposure to tobacco - either at home, in the car or in another place the children slept. Nurses also collected blood and saliva samples from the children.

About 35 percent of parents reported their children having some tobacco exposure.

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