By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , /

I’m Rachelle Grossman with today’s health
news. If you have a child with asthma and you smoke, the results of a new study may
make you may want to kick the habit for good. The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and
Immunology found that children with asthma who are exposed to secondhand smoke in their
homes, may be twice as likely to be hospitalized than asthmatic children who aren’t exposed.
Second hand smoke can also increase a child’s risk of urgent care visits, wheezing, and
poor lung function. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways,
making it difficult to breathe. It is believed that asthma may affect more than 300 million
children worldwide.

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