STUDY: Second Hand Smoke Kids Miss More School

Children living with a smoker miss more days of school than those in smoke free homes, according to a new study.

Researchers say these children also have higher rates of respiratory illnesses often caused by second hand smoke.

Of the over three thousand children analyzed in the study, those living with one smoker were absent an average of one more day per year than those in non-smoking homes, while kids living with two or more smokers missed one and a half more days.

Second hand smoking has been shown to increase the number of ear infections and other upper respiratory conditions in children.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 6, 2011 at 05:25 AM
    If you trace down the study, it was paid for by CDC. Another slanted study. SMG, I agree with you on your post, however, I do not like slanted studies and research findings.
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      by Dark Horse on Sep 6, 2011 at 06:22 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      The CDC is funded by the government--sometimes they commission studies that affect public health. They are reporting data from a 2005 report. Obviously, you don't understand that. So, if a study came from the "gubmint" it has to automatically be bad? Here let me help you, here's a link: http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/05/kids-exposed-to-secondhand-smoke-miss-more-school/. Please go back to Faux News.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Sep 6, 2011 at 07:49 AM in reply to Dark Horse
        I did go there first, thanks, still bogus study. No, I don't trust gubment studies as there is a purpose in the findings. If you were smart enough, you would know that second hand smoke was regulated by the EPA and not the CDC or NIH. A judge threw out the study as it was slanted. The EPA ruled without the judge. Personally, I don't like second hand pork and beans...
  • by Sam on Sep 6, 2011 at 05:16 AM
    These people think the American Public is completely stupid. They will always stress how concerned they are about the children but they are also for abortion. Do we need a study to find out how many days these babies will miss in school? I see politicians cry about the love of children, then vote for abortion, you make the call about what you should call them?
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      by anon12 on Sep 6, 2011 at 05:59 AM in reply to Sam
      Agree 100%. I call them slimy hypocrites in the name of PC, and for the sake of a vote.
  • by SMG on Sep 6, 2011 at 04:03 AM
    As a nurse and parent- its heartbreaking that parents smoke around their kids and it poses such a serious health risk to them. Its really a violation of their healthcare rights. You are responsible for providing a safe and healthy home and environment for your child, its what God wants. Not only is their health being compromised, so are yours and you may not be around to see them graduate from high school! Choose healthier alternatives to managing stress like exercise-family fitness, eating healthier and asking God to help you quit-prayer works and changes lives to healthier ones.
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      by anon on Sep 6, 2011 at 06:00 AM in reply to SMG
      how about ALCOHOL!! you dont see much about second hand alcohol effects.i see people eating healthy and dying. i see people like my grandmaother [96]. lived off lard and drank a coca cola everyday.never smoked or her sisters [but there husbands did] her sisters all had cancer and died. grandma died from just old age the Dr said.so all this hype about smoke is just that, hype. my wife has smoked for 35 years and she has the heart and veins and lungs of a 30 year old, she just had all her MRI and cat scans done and the only thing they found was a small cyct in her sinus cavity. this study is just blowing smoke !!!!
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