family members that smoke? Then, girlie, you need to hear this.
According to National Public Radio's Allison Aubrey, the second-hand
smoke that lingers in your house from those pesky cigarettes that your
parents, brother or sister smoke has been linked to a new area of kids'
A new study found that students with one family member that puffs on a
cigarette a couple times a day are likely to miss an extra day of
school per year. Ditto for the students with two smokers in the house --
they miss at least 1.54 days of school. Just how does second-hand smoke translate to school absences? It all comes down to respiratory
illnesses and asthma breakouts that living with smokers can cause.
Surprised that something as seemingly minor as second-hand smoke can put
a stop to your perfect attendance record? Blog it out, babes.
BY JORDAN SARNOVSKY ON 9/7/2011 2:00:00 PM
POSTED IN allergies, health, drugs & alcohol, In the News