Exposure of Children to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) and Its Association with Respiratory Ailments

  title={Exposure of Children to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) and Its Association with Respiratory Ailments},
  author={H. Tamim and U. Musharrafieh and Zana El Roueiheb and K. Yunis and W. Almawi},
  journal={Journal of Asthma},
  pages={571 - 576}
  • H. Tamim, U. Musharrafieh, +2 authors W. Almawi
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Asthma
  • Objectives. To assess the impact of domestic passive smoking (cigarettes or narghile) on the development of respiratory ailments among children ages 10–15 years. Methods. Students were recruited from five private schools in Beirut, and information on demographic, in-home smoking, and students' respiratory tract illnesses (cough, wheezing, runny nose, or nasal congestion) were collected from each participant. Results. Of 625 students surveyed, 438 (70.1%) had at least one individual smoking at… CONTINUE READING
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