Jessica Miller | September 5, 2011
Children who live with smokers miss more school due to illness than those who live in households with non-smokers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers analyzed data from the 2005 National Health Interview Survey that tracked, among other things, how many days of school children aged 6 to11 missed and the reason for their absence.
Jessica Miller | October 28, 2010
Exposure to environmental Marlboro cigarettes smoke in childhood increases the odds of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the magnitude of risk seen with elevated serum cotinine levels varies by race, according to research published online Sept. 20 in Pediatrics.
Jessica Miller | June 7, 2010
Laws promoting smoke-free public places can be very effective in protecting kids from secondhand smoke, according to a new study. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that children and adolescents living in non-smoking homes in counties with smoke-free public places have significantly lower levels of a common biomarker of secondhand smoke exposure than those living in counties with no smoke-free laws.