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Lungs Suffer From Growing Up In A Household Of Smokers

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May 4, 1998
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Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
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More solid evidence shows that growing up in a home around smokers has an adverse impact on lung function. The strongest correlation, highlighted in a study presented by investigators from Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center at the American Lung Association/American Thoracic Society's International Conference in Chicago, was with mothers who smoked. Girls seem to suffer more than boys, probably because girls spend more time around their mothers, researchers say.

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 28, 1998- More solid evidence shows that growing up in a home around smokers has an adverse impact on lung function. The strongest correlation, highlighted in a study presented by investigators from Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center at the American Lung Association/American Thoracic Society's International Conference in Chicago, was with mothers who smoked. Girls seem to suffer more than boys, probably because girls spend more time around their mothers, researchers say.


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