CLOSE
CLOSE AD

Smoking Cigarette Around Children is More Dangerous Than You Realise!

  • 14 May 2019
Smoking-Cigarette-Around-Children-is-More-Dangerous-Than-You-Realise

New studies show the extent of harm that smoke from a cigarette can cause to children.

A study conducted by the Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology in Japan showed how the exposure of cigarette smoke to infants and toddlers prenatally and postnatally places them at a higher risk of hearing impairment.

In the study of 50,734 children aged three years who were born between 2004 and 2010, 3.8% were exposed to cigarette smoke only during pregnancy; 15.2% were exposed to it in the uterus due to the mothers' past smoking habits; 3.9% were exposed only to second-hand smoke at 4 months old; and 0.9% was exposed to tobacco smoke during the entire pregnancy up to the age of 4 months old.

The infants who were exposed to smoking during the entire pregnancy had a 68% increased risk; while the ones who were exposed to it during the pregnancy and to second hand smoke up to the age of 4 months old had a 2.4 times increased risk. The chances of losing their hearing at the age of three were 4.6%.

"Although public health guidelines already discourage smoking during pregnancy and in front of children, some women still smoke during pregnancy and many young children are exposed to second-hand smoke," said senior author Koji Kawakami.

"This study clearly shows that preventing exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy and postnatally may reduce the risk of hearing problems in children. The findings remind us of the need to continue strengthening interventions to prevent smoking before and during pregnancy and exposure to second-hand smoke in children", Kawakami concluded.

The study appears in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.

Photo Source: Fox News



Suggested Articles

The-Significance-Of-Krishna-Jayanthi Lifestyle
ARTICLE
  • 23 Aug 2019

The Significance Of Krishna Jayanthi

Krishna Jayanthi, also known as Gokulashtami or Krishna Jhensahtami, is observed during the birthday of beloved Lord Krishna...

Here-s-Why-Ayurveda-is-More-Than-Just-Alternate-Medicine Lifestyle
ARTICLE
  • 22 Aug 2019

Here's Why Ayurveda is More Than Just Alternate Medicine

It's an ancient healthcare practice that is set to last for ages.

5-Reasons-Why-Sathya-Sai-Baba-Is-Revered-Worldwide Lifestyle
ARTICLE
  • 22 Aug 2019

5 Reasons Why Sathya Sai Baba Is Revered Worldwide

The enigmatic figure has millions of followers across the world!

Here-s-How-A-C-Bhaktivedanta-Svami-Brought-Krishna-To-The-West Lifestyle
ARTICLE
  • 22 Aug 2019

Here's How A. C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Brought Krishna To The West

Many Westerners came to know of the Krishna Consciousness thanks to this Indian man.

Malaysian-Indian-Writers-Who-Write-Absolutely-Brilliantly-in-Malay Lifestyle
ARTICLE
  • 22 Aug 2019

Malaysian Indian Writers Who Write Absolutely Brilliantly in Malay

Some even consider the language as their mother tongue.

Kalli-Paal-How-it-Became-the-Killer-of-Female-Babies-In-India Lifestyle
ARTICLE
  • 22 Aug 2019

'Kalli Paal': How it Became the Killer of Female Babies In India?

The plant Cleistanthus collinus is used as a female infanticide among other things.