Just how much?
Kids living with a smoker had a:
- 37 percent higher risk of ear infections and hearing problems
- 62 percent higher risk of ear problems if the household smoker was their mom
- 86 percent more likely to undergo ear surgery than kids without secondhand smoke exposure
Read a MSNBC story on this here.
So don't smoke for your own health as well as your kids' health!!!
Parental Smoking and the Risk of Middle Ear Disease in Children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. Published online September 5, 2011. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.158