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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
A study led by MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) researchers demonstrates that an MGHfC-developed program designed to help the parents of pediatric patients quit smoking can increase the provision of such assistance to breastfeeding mothers. The r
The teenage daughter of Australia’s most notorious playboy entertained guests as a shisha-smoking ‘enchantress’ during the latest of his wild and debaucherous parties. Tobacco tycoon Travers Beynon held the annual Candy Shop Mansion party at his Gold C
A western New York man who started a house fire that killed his 7-year-old son after lighting a cigarette with a blowtorch was sentenced to probation.
Ramapo police — for the first time “at least in recent memory” — Thursday cited a driver under Rockland County Local Law 349, “The Rockland County Kids in Cars Smoking Safety Act,” which prohibits parents from smoking in the car with children under 18 p
caught smoking a cigarette with kids in the car…But they wound up citing the 73-year-old for subjecting children to cigarette smoke. Police say smoke billowed from the car when the driver rolled down the window. Police say there were seven people insid
In fall 2018, we have the chance to make history again. Bill 35-18, introduced by County Council member Sidney Katz (D-District 3), would make Montgomery County the first county in Maryland to have a smoke-free outdoor dining law. The evidence shows th
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.