Several studies established causal relationship between passive smoking
and obstructive lung disease,33-35 some also documented decline in pulmonary functions in relation to passive smoke exposure.36
In those exposed to passive smoking
, the percentage of people who contracted cervical neoplasia was 12% and those among not exposed was 4%.
Table 3 shows that more than 86.8 % of the total participants have knowledge about passive smoking
hazards, while 10.3 % don't know and 3% reported there is no hazards related to passive smoking
Among pregnant women, passive smoking
, also known as second-hand smoking, is said to add to the risk of low birth weight and premature birth of their babies.
This question of terminology is of particular concern for researchers evaluating passive smoking
exposure in indoor settings, especially in domestic environments.
The research, involving more than 6,400 young people, is the first to assess the effects of passive smoking
on blood pressure in children.
Association of active and passive smoking
with risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women: a prospective cohort study.
The BLF has carried out a study which reveals Washington and Sunderland West ranks 25th out of 650 constituencies for the number of children at risk of health problems caused by passive smoking
However, the study says, more research is needed on the link between breast cancer and passive smoking
because the current analysis was restricted to the most extensive passive smoking
A ban on smoking in the car with children would prevent some of the 22,000 new cases each year of asthma, caused as a direct result of passive smoking
," she said.
Children are particularly affected by passive smoking
because their bodies are still developing.
Summary: Doctors have called for a ban on smoking in all vehicles after a report into the effects of passive smoking