Exposure to secondhand smoke prematurely ages a child’s blood vessels by more than three years, a new study revealed. The damage – thickening of blood vessel walls – increases the child’s risk of heart attack and stroke later in life.
Children exposed to cigarette smoke at home have lower levels of enzymes that help them respond to asthma treatments properly, according to new research.
If you think smokers are only harming themselves, think again. A 2010 study involving 192 countries found that passive smoking kills about 600,000 people each year, a third of which are children.