Kids with asthma more likely exposed to secondhand smoke

Posted: 10/31/2013

From United Press International:

Secondhand smoke makes children's asthma more severe, increasing the risk of bronchitis, pneumonia and other conditions, a U.S. researcher says.

Ken Quinto at the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, analyzed national survey data and found a difference between children exposed and not exposed to secondhand smoke.

The study found children with asthma are more likely than kids without asthma to have to breathe secondhand smoke, Quinto said. Read more.