Shanghai - Half of kids swimming in 2nd-hand smoke

About 45 percent of children suffer passive smoking in families, 50 percent in public places, and almost 6 percent on public transportation, shows research released by the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center on Tuesday.

“Not only adults but also children and newborn babies are at risk for the adverse effects of passive smoking,” said Tang Jingyan, a doctor at the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center.

“Actually, those young children whose bodies are still growing and developing are more sensitive to the effects of secondhand smoke.”

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