Passive Smoking may Develop the Risk of Snoring in Kids

by Iswarya on  July 9, 2018 at 5:25 PM Child Health News
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Parents who expose their children to tobacco inhalation by passive smoking at home may increase the risk of developing habitual snoring in kids.

The findings showed that children are at a two percent higher risk of snoring for every cigarette smoke at home daily.
Passive Smoking may Develop the Risk of Snoring in Kids
Passive Smoking may Develop the Risk of Snoring in Kids

Children born to fathers who smoke were at a forty five percent higher risk of snoring than unexposed children. While mothers who smoke increase the risk of developing habitual snoring in their kids by nearly ninty percent.

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Those exposed to prenatal smoke were almost twice as likely to develop habitual snoring.

"Some parents may think snoring in kids is benign or even cute. But snoring is often the first step towards developing sleep apnoea and has been linked to high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease," Lucy Popova, a researcher at Georgia State University was quoted as saying to the Daily Mail.

Sleep apnoea is a serious disorder characterized by regular pausing in breathing while sleeping.

Published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the study examined data from twenty four existing studies that included nearly 88,000 children.

The team found that the younger a child is, the more susceptible he or she is to develop the habit of snoring.

"Quitting tobacco use entirely is the best way to preserve your own health and the health of your children," said Sophie Balk from Children's Hospital at Montefiore in New York, US.

However, the study was not able to show how smoking was associated with a higher risk of developing habitual snoring among children.



Source: IANS

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