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GOLDSTEIN: Is Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Child Abuse? Yes

As our understanding of the harms of secondhand smoke increases, so does our responsibility to advocate for those involuntarily placed in harm’s way. Today, parents who willfully and continually expose their children to secondhand smoke are committing ch
Annals of Family Medicine
added Mar 10, 2015 13:40

LINDHORST: Is Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Child Abuse? No

very few parents who smoke are receiving these kinds of interventions from pediatric care providers. Until we know that parents have received adequate collaborative treatment, we should not resort to further sanctions by treating their behavior as a form
Annals of Family Medicine
added Mar 10, 2015 13:38

Repeated exposure of children to secondhand smoke is child abuse, Goldstein argues

Goldstein argues his point in an essay published in the Point/Counterpoint feature in the March/April 2015 issue of Annals of Family Medicine. “Purposeful and recurrent exposure of children to secondhand smoke by a parent is as abusive as many other comm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health
added Mar 10, 2015 13:31
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Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk

The study authors adjusted their findings to account for mothers' smoking during pregnancy, but they did not account for fathers' smoking or other sources of secondhand smoke. Smoking during pregnancy influences a baby's lung development, Rabin noted.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 9, 2015 15:20

[Australia, France] GEMMELL: Smoking has become a public declaration of stupidity

I was struck by how many people still smoke, huddling outside buildings in the freezing cold as if they’ve got huge invisible signs on their foreheads shouting “company loser”....Several girlfriends have recently taken up smoking again after decades of a
The Australian (au)
added Mar 8, 2015 23:56

[Canada] Family-based programs prevent children from taking up smoking

A global review by Canada's University of Calgary and QUT into the effectiveness of family-based programs has found these programs can be highly effective in stopping children from taking up smoking.
added Mar 8, 2015 17:09

[UK] SATEL: Breakthrough On E-Cigarette Bans: How British Adoption Authorities Regained Their Sanity

At least 13 other councils throughout the UK clearly state that they will not place children under five with electronic cigarette users, according to an investigation carried out by The Daily Mail. They are following the BAAF’s position that “users of e-
added Mar 10, 2015 16:33

Hax: Mom isn’t honest about smoking

As her current enabler, please stand up: “I can’t bear to have you lie to our daughter like this. It is going to destroy her trust in you — unless, that is, you change the truth by quitting. It is your decision whether to smoke, I get it, but how we talk
Murfreesboro (TN) News-Journal
added Mar 2, 2015 22:31

[UK] Adoption chiefs' U-turn over ban on placing young children with parents who use e-cigarettes

British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) updated to its guidance, saying it had changed its e-cigarette policy. At least a dozen councils in England had imposed a blanket-ban on placing children with parents who smoke, but new advice means som
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 1, 2015 10:27

Study: High stress for mothers increases secondhand smoke risk for infants

New mothers who experience higher levels of social stressors are the least likely to have rules that ban smoking in the home, which could expose their infants to secondhand smoke and increase health risks, according to a study that includes a University o
University of Kansas
added Feb 28, 2015 20:21
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