Environmental tobacco smoke exposure worsens asthma in kids

April 8th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) can worsen asthmatic symptoms in kids, according to a new study.

During the study, research team from University of Alabama followed 240 children with asthma who were either receiving usual care or supervised asthma therapy.

The kids were given 20 minutes of asthma education that incorporated discussion on the avoidance of asthma triggers, including ETS.

The researchers revealed that kids whose ETS exposure decreased reported fewer hospitalizations and ED visits.

Moreover, these children were 48 percent less likely to experience an episode of poor asthma control.

The study is published in journal Chest. (ANI)

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