• As a result of smoking parents, children affected by lung pain

    CHILDREN are exposed to secondhand smoke or passive smoking on the risk of lung problems in the long run. The conclusion was the result of research scientists at the University of Arizona, USA.
    A group of scientists analyzed the results of 24 annual studies to assess the prevalence and risk factors for chronic respiratory disease. Respondents were asked to fill out questionnaires every two years from 1972 to 1996.
    From that data, found 52.3 percent of children exposed to tobacco smoke from birth to age 15. After adjusting for gender, age, smoking status period, the researchers found the risk of respiratory disorders associated with exposure to cigarette smoke.
    In examining the problem of asthma and other respiratory disorders, have found that exposure to smoking by parents is closely associated with chronic cough and cough that usually occurs in adults occur in a child.
    Researchers also warned against the long term that will be suffered by children when their parents smoke.
    "Previous studies have found an association between parental smoking and respiratory illness in infants. And whether these effects persist until they are adults.
    Chronic cough and asthma is a risk of early lung condition is serious. Chronic cough and chronic bronchitis (cough with phlegm) is a significant risk factor for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in later life.
    Chronic bronchitis is a chronic inflammation of the respiratory tract (medium size airways) in the lungs. It is regarded as one of two forms of COPD. Clinical symptoms are persistent cough that produces sputum (phlegm) and mucus, for at least three months per year in two consecutive years.
    Meanwhile, further research is needed to test whether children passive smoking can cause death in middle age than those not exposed to smoke.
    It is important for children to always avoid secondhand smoke. It is also important for parents who smoke not to smoke around children and always wash hands after smoking.


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