Children in Rural Areas and Second Hand Smoke

Your Health Minute

More small children test positive for second hand smoke in rural areas.

In Your Health Minute,

More infants and toddlers in low income, rural areas are exposed to second and third hand smoke than once thought.

A new government study found 63 percent of young children had detectable levels of cotinine, a biomarker of nicotine, in their blood.

15 percent had levels comparable to those of adult smokers.

 

Categories: Ask The Doctor, Dee Armstrong

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