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Involuntary Smoke Exposure Affects Asthma Severity Among Children

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August 19, 2002
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American College Of Chest Physicians
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Children with high levels of tobacco smoke exposure are more likely to have moderate or severe asthma, says a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While it has long been known that involuntary exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is linked to respiratory infections, middle ear disease and asthma, this study confirms that children with asthma who are exposed to ETS are more likely to have increased respiratory symptoms, increased school absences and decreased lung function.

NORTHBROOK, IL (August 15, 2002) -- Children with high levels of tobacco smoke exposure are more likely to have moderate or severe asthma, says a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While it has long been known that involuntary exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is linked to respiratory infections, middle ear disease and asthma, this study confirms that children with asthma who are exposed to ETS are more likely to have increased respiratory symptoms, increased school absences and decreased lung function.


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