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Will second-hand cigarette smoke hurt my baby?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Absolutely yes! this has been well researched.
Exposure to smoke causes serious respiratory infections in babies, increasing the risk of asthma and ear infections, and interferes with growth.

In brief: Yes

Absolutely yes! this has been well researched.
Exposure to smoke causes serious respiratory infections in babies, increasing the risk of asthma and ear infections, and interferes with growth.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Please do everything you can to stop smoking yourself, if you do, and to help others to do the same. You have a new person in your life, and you owe it to Baby to protect your health so you can be a happy family for many decades.
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The risks of second hand smoke exposure in children are numerous: nearly twice as many respiratory infections (colds, sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonia), increased risk for asthma exacerbation that may require er or hospitalization, increased eczema, increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
Please talk with your doctor about proven strategies or medicactions to help quit smoking.

In brief: Yes

The risks of second hand smoke exposure in children are numerous: nearly twice as many respiratory infections (colds, sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonia), increased risk for asthma exacerbation that may require er or hospitalization, increased eczema, increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
Please talk with your doctor about proven strategies or medicactions to help quit smoking.
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
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Dr. Melissa Arca
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Exposure to second hand smoke is a major health concern, especially in babies and children.
Babies exposed to second hand smoke are at higher risk for asthma, ear infections, respiratory infections such as pneumonia, and have a higher incidence of sids. Furthermore, it has been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer in women who were exposed as children.A smoke free childhood is the best kind.

In brief: Yes

Exposure to second hand smoke is a major health concern, especially in babies and children.
Babies exposed to second hand smoke are at higher risk for asthma, ear infections, respiratory infections such as pneumonia, and have a higher incidence of sids. Furthermore, it has been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer in women who were exposed as children.A smoke free childhood is the best kind.
Dr. Melissa Arca
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