Acute physiologic effects of secondhand smoke exposure in children.

  title={Acute physiologic effects of secondhand smoke exposure in children.},
  author={Deborah R. Moss and Lorrie A Lucht and Kevin Kip and Steven E. Reis},
  journal={Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco},
  volume={12 7},
INTRODUCTION We investigated the hypothesis that exhaled carbon monoxide (eCO), heart rate (HR), and blood pressure (BP) would increase acutely in exposed but not in unexposed children. METHODS In a nonrandomized controlled design, parent-child dyads were assigned to groups based on exposure: child subjects, 7-18 years of age, exposed to smoking daily in the home (exposed) or with no household exposure (unexposed control). HR, BP, and eCO were measured before and after exposure to a parent… CONTINUE READING