Docs say cigarette smoke hurts asthmatics

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Docs say cigarette smoke hurts asthmatics

By Ed Susman, UPI Science News

Published 3/22/2004 8:00 AM

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22 (UPI) -- Children with asthma face serious harm if adults smoke cigarettes in the home, U.S. allergy and asthma specialists said.

New studies indicate if parents smoke in the house, it wipes out the benefit of drugs that can protect children against the deadly lung disease. Moreover, the specialists said, efforts to get moms and dads to quit smoking for the benefit of their kids are not having much of an impact.

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