Smoking around your toddler could be just as bad as smoking while pregnant

Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age, reveal researchers. “We suspect the statistics we’ve established linking childhood obesity to exposure to parents’ smoking may underestimate the effect due to parents under reporting the amount they smoked out of shame,” explained the professor who led the study. Worldwide, 40% of children are exposed to secondhand smoke in their own homes. —> Read More