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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Doubles illness

Second hand smoke doubles the frequency of an infants respiratory illnesses.
This includes middle ear infections, bronchitis and susceptibility to complications of RSV .This includes the well meaning but ineffective effort to "just go outside" to smoke. If there's a smoker in the house/day care/church nursery/elevator your baby will carry the particles in its nose for weeks at a time.

In brief: Doubles illness

Second hand smoke doubles the frequency of an infants respiratory illnesses.
This includes middle ear infections, bronchitis and susceptibility to complications of RSV .This includes the well meaning but ineffective effort to "just go outside" to smoke. If there's a smoker in the house/day care/church nursery/elevator your baby will carry the particles in its nose for weeks at a time.
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