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In testing that included over 1,200 children, researchers found that up to 15 percent of them had levels of cotinine, a byproduct of the body’s breakdown of nicotine, comparable to what would be found in an adult smoker. Overall, about 63 percent of the
The Housing Podcast team is joined by Lee Sugden of Salix Homes and Emma Lindley of Ashfield District Council to ask if social landlords have a role in helping tenants quit smoking – and if so, what it is.
Among those reached for two-month follow-up, the proportion who reported establishing a smoke-free home was comparable to or higher than smoke-free home rates in the prior controlled research studies.
Q: I live in a second-floor condo unit. The woman who lived below me for around 10 years was a heavy smoker. I had a cigarette smell in my unit constantly, and although she moved away nearly 20 years ago, I can still smell it. It’s worse in my closets,
Residents in council housing who are three-times more likely to smoke than owner-occupiers should be given access to vaping kits to help them quit, a new report has claimed. Researchers found 35 per cent of residents in social housing smoked, compared w
It is clear that tobacco dependency is disproportionately hitting our sector’s tenants, so social housing providers should do something about it, argues Lee Sugden.
found that nearly half of children whose parents smoked marijuana showed evidence of second-hand marijuana smoke exposure. The study appears in the December issue of Pediatrics. “While the effects of tobacco smoke have been studied extensively, we are st
half of the children who qualified for our study had biological evidence of exposure to marijuana. Researchers in studies such as this provide valuable data on secondhand exposure to children from parents using tobacco and marijuana and can inform public
Before, during, and after the legalization of recreation marijuana in Colorado, concerns were raised in the pediatric community regarding the exposure of children to this substance as from second-hand smoke. But is that really happening? Wilson et al.
Metabolites of marijuana smoke can be detected in children; in this cohort, 16% were exposed. Detectable COOH-THC is more common in children with tobacco smoke exposure. More research is needed to assess the health impacts of marijuana smoke exposure on