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Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke may increase risk of adult lung disease death

A new study suggests that long-term exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) death in adulthood.
ScienceDaily
added Aug 17, 2018 12:15
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Children who lived with smokers are more likely to die of lung disease as adults, study says

For 22 years, researchers have been following more than 70,000 adults who have never smoked. At the beginning of the study, they were asked whether they lived in a household with a smoker while they were children. Those who did were 31 percent more likely
Washington Post
added Aug 17, 2018 12:08
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[France] Secondhand Smoke Exposure as Kids Tied to Women's Arthritis

omen who were regularly exposed to secondhand smoke as children might be at slightly increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study hints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of the
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 15, 2018 17:07
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[France] Passive smoking in childhood increases the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis [FREE FULL TEXT]

active smoking is associated with an increased risk of RA. It suggests for the first time that passive exposure to tobacco during childhood might also increase the risk of RA in future light smokers and probably non-smokers. Our results highlight the imp
Rheumatology
added Aug 15, 2018 16:06
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[France] Early Exposure to Passive Smoke May Up Risk for RA Later in Life

In a large prospective cohort study involving women followed for up to 3 decades, active smoking, light smoking, and passive exposure to tobacco smoking in childhood were all associated with an increased arthritis risk, reported Marie-Christine Boutron-R
MedPage Today
added Aug 15, 2018 14:58
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[France] Children exposed to tobacco fumes are just as likely to develop agonising arthritis as smokers

Children exposed to tobacco fumes are just as likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis as smokers, research suggests. Scientists have found they face 40 per cent higher odds of being diagnosed with the agonising condition when they grow older. By compari
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 03:18
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[Canada] Smoking ban request draws rebuttal

“Prohibiting public consumption for cannabis tobacco or vaping hurts low-income residents because, traditionally, they rent their homes,” he said during a phone interview on Thursday from Toronto. “So they are not allowed to use those products in their o
Lethbridge (ALB) Herald (ca)
added Aug 10, 2018 19:48
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[New York] DAVID: City's battle against smoking is far from over

We must advocate for smoke-free environments and educate our youth on the dangers of tobacco use. If we don’t, we risk reversing decades of lifesaving progress and jeopardizing the health of communities not only in New York City, but across the nation.
Crain's New York Business
added Aug 10, 2018 16:31
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Physician: Let's work to make Oklahoma's indoor air smoke free

As a pediatrician, one of the first questions I ask families and caregivers of my young patients is, “Is there smoking in your home?” Their answer is foundational to the guidance I provide to the families of my pediatric patients, especially if the child
NewsOK
added Aug 15, 2018 15:16
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Respiratory Symptoms and ED Use in Non-Smoking Teens with Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Exposure

more likely to experience shortness of breath, difficulty exercising or wheeze after exercise, or even a dry cough at night. Increased duration of exposure, especially in the home, was associated with worse symptoms. The teens exposed to secondhand smoke
American Academy of Pediatrics
added Aug 9, 2018 16:39
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