Parents' Pot Smoking Means More Colds, Flu for Kids

Last Updated: Friday, August 13, 2021

man holding vape pen with smoke coming out(HealthDay News, August 2) According to a new survey, children who are around secondhand marijuana smoke are more likely to have colds and respiratory infections than those who were not around secondhand smoke.

Researchers surveyed 1,500 parents and caregivers including those who regularly smoked and vaped.

"This study brings to light that there was a potential for secondhand marijuana smoke to be related to some of the same things we see with tobacco," said lead researcher Dr. Adam Johnson, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. Read more.

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