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How harmful is cigarette smoke around a 2 month old baby?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Patrick Hieber
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Second hand smoke
It is well-accepted that sencond hand smoke significantly increases the risk of asthma, ear infections, sinus infections and lung cancer over the life of a child.

In brief: Second hand smoke
It is well-accepted that sencond hand smoke significantly increases the risk of asthma, ear infections, sinus infections and lung cancer over the life of a child.
Dr. Patrick Hieber
Dr. Patrick Hieber
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Expect a tripling of the frequency of ear and other airway infections.
Expect a greater risk of crib death. Expect the kid, if s/he survives to adulthood to be a smoker.

In brief: Yes
Expect a tripling of the frequency of ear and other airway infections.
Expect a greater risk of crib death. Expect the kid, if s/he survives to adulthood to be a smoker.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Fragrances, aerosols, and all other smoke, and fumes from cooking and heating oil are just as harmful. Avoid them all. as much as possible. Smog and air pollutants outside the home are also a problem but these VOC's (volatile organic compounds) are much more concentrated in doors. It is not just smoke and fragrance in the air either. If you can smell it, even on clothes, it can irritate.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
These irritate skin and the lining of the respiratory tract, Scented products can even increase urinary tract infections by irritating the urethral opening. See http://www.who.int/ceh/capacity/Indoor_Air_Pollution.pdf
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