Environmental tobacco smoke exposure among infants, children and young people: now is no time to relax

  title={Environmental tobacco smoke exposure among infants, children and young people: now is no time to relax},
  author={Juliana Pugmire and Helen Sweeting and Laurence Moore},
  journal={Archives of Disease in Childhood},
  pages={117 - 118}
The detrimental effects of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS—also referred to as passive or secondhand smoke) exposure begin in utero as the placenta offers no barrier to ETS exposure. Maternal smoking during pregnancy increases a child's risk for reduced lung function, wheezing and asthma even in the absence of postnatal ETS exposure. Of course, many children exposed to tobacco in utero are also exposed postnatally. Compared with children raised in smoke-free environments, ETS-exposed children… 

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