Decreasing environmental tobacco smoke exposure among low income children: preliminary findings.

@article{Hovell2000DecreasingET,
  title={Decreasing environmental tobacco smoke exposure among low income children: preliminary findings.},
  author={Melbourne F. Hovell and Joy M. Zakarian and Georg E. Matt and C. Richard Hofstetter and J. Thomas Bernert and James L. Pirkle},
  journal={Tobacco control},
  year={2000},
  volume={9 Suppl 3},
  pages={III70-1}
}
Estimates suggest that environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure may aVect over 40% of children in the USA. ETS exposure is a known health risk, especially for young children. Previous studies have shown that reported ETS exposure can be reduced with counselling. However, no study has demonstrated reduced ETS exposure for low income and minority families, nor have beneficial eVects been demonstrated by objective biological measures. Since low income and racial/ethnic minority populations may… CONTINUE READING