Prenatal smoke exposure may raise risk of childhood asthma

Women who smoked during the first trimester of pregnancy were more likely to have children with asthma and wheezing problems compared with women who didn’t smoke, a Swedish study found. However, researchers noted that maternal smoking in the third trimester or the initial year of life did not raise the likelihood of developing these conditions. The findings appear in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. HealthDay News

Last Updated 9/8/2017

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