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My family smokes at home but does not smoke when the kids are around, does the lingering smoke still harm young child?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Third hand smoke is as dangerous as second hand smoke.

In brief: Yes
Third hand smoke is as dangerous as second hand smoke.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Smoke anywhere in the home or car (even with the windows down) still gets to the kids increasing risks for all sorts of problems in them: asthma, sids (crib death), ear infections, sinus infections, reflux (gerd), and so much more.
Kids can't get away from it if you don't let them. Smoke outdoors only, until you are able to quit.

In brief: Yes
Smoke anywhere in the home or car (even with the windows down) still gets to the kids increasing risks for all sorts of problems in them: asthma, sids (crib death), ear infections, sinus infections, reflux (gerd), and so much more.
Kids can't get away from it if you don't let them. Smoke outdoors only, until you are able to quit.
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Dr. Gregg Alexander
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Second hand smoke is dangerous for children and increases their risk of sids and respiratory illnesses such as asthma.
If you have a family member who smokes as them to do so outside and change their clothes before returning inside. Smoke can linger for a long time on clothes.

In brief: Yes
Second hand smoke is dangerous for children and increases their risk of sids and respiratory illnesses such as asthma.
If you have a family member who smokes as them to do so outside and change their clothes before returning inside. Smoke can linger for a long time on clothes.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Second and third hand smoke are very dangerous to children.
If family members must smoke, it should be done outside only.

In brief: Yes
Second and third hand smoke are very dangerous to children.
If family members must smoke, it should be done outside only.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
To understand what your kids smell in your home, quit for 5 days.
The sensory nerves in your nose will regrow enough that you will be able to smell the lingeriing fumes on hair, clothes, closits etc. Those fumes lead to an increase in crib death rate, ear infections & other respiratory illnesses. The grearest gift a loving person can give to a child is the elimination of smokers from their life.

In brief: Yes
To understand what your kids smell in your home, quit for 5 days.
The sensory nerves in your nose will regrow enough that you will be able to smell the lingeriing fumes on hair, clothes, closits etc. Those fumes lead to an increase in crib death rate, ear infections & other respiratory illnesses. The grearest gift a loving person can give to a child is the elimination of smokers from their life.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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