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Second hand cigarette smoke increases the risk for adult onset of asthma in children whose parents smoke regardless of whether it is inside or outside the family home. Pregnant mothers smoking habits increase their offspring's risk of developing asthma almost 3 times more than the non-exposed population and 3.5 times if they continued smoking after the birth.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by CCN Matthews
About: Maternal smoking influences adult asthma
Date: 29 June 2005
Source: CCN Matthews
Author: N.J Maywood
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