Do smoking parents seek the best advice for their asthmatic children?

Friend, J. A. R.
January 2001
Thorax;Jan2001, Vol. 56 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article introduces a series of articles published in the January 2001 issue of the journal "Thorax." In this issue the latest paper by I.K. Crombie and colleagues investigates how often the 438 asthmatic children were taken to their family practitioners, either for asthma or non-asthma problems and relates this to their smoke procedure. Smoke procedure was assessed both by salivary contininie levels and also by the history of intensity of exposure as judged by the number of parents who smoked, how many cigarettes they smoked and whether the parents smoked in the presence of the child.


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