ICYMI, September 21, 2018

Published on September 21, 2018

Updated on November 1, 2019

The Risks to Children From Adults Who Smoke

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The Risks to Children From Adults Who Smoke

MONDAY, September 17, 2018 (The New York Times)—Adults who wish to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke have options. Among my strategies: I don’t allow smoking in my home or car; I have no friends or close family members who smoke; I walk in front of smokers or cross the street to avoid them; I eat inside restaurants; and I hold my breath when passing smokers outside stores and office buildings.

But children are at the mercy of the smokers in their lives—not just parents and other relatives who smoke but also babysitters, day care workers, school bus attendants, even teachers.

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