Secondhand smoke raises health risks for young smokers

10/27/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

A study in Pediatrics found secondhand smoke raises the risk of persistent respiratory symptoms in smokers ages 11 to 20. Researchers said questionnaires filled out by more than 32,000 students showed young smokers exposed to secondhand smoke at home were up to 77% more likely to report respiratory symptoms compared with those living with nonsmokers.

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