Monday 18 November 2019 ,
Monday 18 November 2019 ,
Latest News
  • UAE to reopen market to Bangladeshi workers
  • Now, rice, ginger, garlic prices rising
  • 7 killed, 15 injured in Ctg ‘gas pipeline’ explosion
  • Holey Artisan case verdict Nov 27
  • Mushfiq first player to get picked by Khulna
20 August, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Print

Child passive smoking ‘increases chronic lung risk’

BBC
Child passive smoking ‘increases chronic lung risk’

London: Non-smoking adults have a higher risk of dying from serious lung disease if they grew up with parents who smoked, according to US research, reports BBC. The researchers said childhood passive smoking was “likely to add seven deaths to every 100,000 non-smoking adults dying annually”. The study of 70,900 non-smoking men and women was led by the American Cancer Society.

Experts said the best way to protect children was to quit smoking. If participants lived with a smoker during adulthood, there were other health implications, the study found. Smoke exposure of 10 or more hours every week increased their risk of death from ischemic heart disease by 27%, stroke by 23% and chronic obstructive lung disease by 42% compared to those who lived with non-smokers.

The study was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Participants were questioned about their exposure to smoking throughout their lives, and then their health was tracked over the next 22 years.

Hazel Cheeseman, of campaign group Action on Smoking and Health, said: “This latest study adds to the compelling case to take smoke outside to protect children from harm.

“The best way to do this is for parents to quit.”

She referred to data on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England urging improved funding in this area.

Dr Nick Hopkinson, medical adviser to the British Lung Foundation, agreed, saying: “Passive smoking has a lasting impact well beyond childhood.

“Unfortunately, stop smoking services in the UK are being cut. We need to make sure that everyone, especially parents of young children and pregnant women who smoke, get the help they need to quit.”

Comments

Most Viewed
Digital Edition
Archive
SunMonTueWedThuFri Sat
0102
03040506070809
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting