Passive smoking amongst asthmatic children. Questionnaire or objective assessment?

@article{Clark1994PassiveSA,
  title={Passive smoking amongst asthmatic children. Questionnaire or objective assessment?},
  author={S. James Clark and John O. Warner and Taraneh P Dean},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={1994},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={276-80}
}
An increasing number of studies have implicated passive smoking as a definite threat to non-smokers' health. Self-reports of smoking status may not always be reliable, particularly in situations where the smoker feels under pressure to give up smoking. In this study questionnaire and salivary cotinine, an objective measure of nicotine exposure, were studied in asthmatic and age-matched control children. We have consequently developed a sensitive assay for cotinine using high performance liquid… CONTINUE READING