Kids - Second Hand Smoke

Smoking is bad for the smoker and others nearby.

A study in the archives of pediatric adolescent medicine, finds that children exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes during the first three years of life, are at almost double the risk of ear infections!

This was determined after a study of 625 first grade children in 36 schools in Calgary, Alberta.

And the more smokers in the home the more ear infections were gotten by the children.

I know it's tough to do, but it's important to stop smoking.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.

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