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Study: Kids miss more school when parents smoke

from Reuters Health

Children whose parents smoke tend to miss more school than their classmates with non-smoking parents — possibly because of a higher rate of respiratory infections, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 3,100 families in a national survey, children who lived with smokers missed an extra day out of the school year, on average. They also tended to have more ear infections and "chest colds" than their peers did, and that seemed to partly explain the link between household smoking and missed school days. more


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