Even If You Dont Smoke Your Child Is At Risk

12.13.10 | Sarah Harnisch

There's another study out today about second hand smoke. This one is a little different though. It focuses on kids whose parents don't smoke. The University of Rochester says almost all children who live in multi-unit housing are exposed to second-hand smoke.  Researchers looked at five-thousand children between the ages of six and 18-years-old who lived in apartment-style homes.  Data showed that the kids had a 45-percent increase in a chemical byproduct of tobacco in their bloodstream as opposed to children who lived in single-family homes.  The second-hand smoke was creeping into their homes from other apartments.  Doctor Karen Wilson led the study, she says while laws protect waiters and flight attendants from second-hand smoke, it's children that are truly in need of better safeguards.