Washington: A new study has suggested that babies who sleep in the same room as their smoker parents exhibit nicotine levels that are three times higher than those who sleep in a separate room.
The study involved the participation of 96 primary healthcare centers in Catalonia. The experts interviewed the parents of 1,123 babies (under 18 months of age), who had at least one smoking parent. They analysed hair samples from 252 babies in order to determine their nicotine levels, and carried out follow-up visits three and six months later. The parents`` statements largely coincided with the results obtained from the hair analysis – 73 percent of the adults said they smoked or allowed smoking in their homes, while 83 percent of the hair analysed showed up high nicotine levels. The study is published in BMC Public Health. ANI
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