Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pediatricians asking parents about tobacco use

The Columbus Dispatch, July 28, 2013

"If you are a parent and a smoker, you can expect your child’s pediatrician to talk to you about quitting.
In fact, some parents might leave a visit with a prescription for a nicotine patch or gum, the number of a quitting hot line and a date set for their last cigarette.
Secondhand-smoke exposure during childhood can cause a variety of health problems, including attention-deficit disorder, aggression, asthma, hearing problems, pneumonia, increased hospitalizations and developmental delays." Read More

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