Keeping kids away from secondhand smoke

Although rates of smoking have decreased markedly over the last 50 years, exposure to secondhand smoke remains a health risk – especially for children, whose lungs are still growing and maturing. Children with asthma and other lung diseases can be especially vulnerable to secondhand smoke.

Several states have recently taken action to ban smoking in privately owned vehicles while children are present and this has brought significant attention to the issue of the risks to children. In a recent National Poll on Children’s Health, we asked adults across the country for their opinions regarding smoking bans in a variety of locations where children are present.

The results of this Poll will be released early next week. Sign up for our e-mail list to make sure you hear about the report as soon as it’s published.