Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke Puts Babies at Risk

Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke Puts Babies at Risk

(HealthDay News) -- Babies are particularly sensitive to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, researchers have found.

The University of Michigan Health System says secondhand smoke makes babies more prone to:

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

  • Asthma.

  • Decreased lung function.

  • Pneumonia and bronchitis.

  • Sinus problems.

  • Ear infections.