The effect of parental smoking on lung function and development during infancy.

@article{Stocks2003TheEO,
  title={The effect of parental smoking on lung function and development during infancy.},
  author={Janet Stocks and Carol Dezateux},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2003},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={266-85}
}
While the adverse effects of parental smoking on respiratory health during childhood are well recognized, its potential impact on early lung development is less clear. This review summarizes current evidence on the effect of parental smoking on lung function during infancy. It is difficult to separate the effects of pre- and postnatal exposure, since the majority of mothers who smoke in pregnancy (currently around 30% worldwide) continue to do so thereafter. Nevertheless, measurements… CONTINUE READING

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