A survey of schoolchildren's exposure to secondhand smoke in Malaysia

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p634
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the survey conducted to identify factors influencing schoolchildren to secondhand smoke (SHS) in Malaysia. It characterizes exposures to SHS with the use of salivary cotinine concentrations of school children. It is reported that Malaysian school children have higher salivary cotinine concentrations. It suggests that enforcement of legislation in order to reduce the exposure in public place settings could be effective in smoking restriction practices.


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