Exposure to secondhand smoke may put babies at risk for asthma

10/15/2012 | DoctorsLounge.com

The changes in the airway's smooth muscle cells caused by exposure to cigarette smoke were the same as the effects of inflammation in asthma, a study showed. Researchers studied cells from the airways of deceased fetuses and found that greater smoke exposure caused cell death. The study was presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists meeting.

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