Living With a Smoker Increases Absenteeism in School Children, U.S. Study Confirms

ScienceDaily — Children who live in households where they are exposed to tobacco smoke miss more days of school than do children living in smoke-free homes, a new nationwide study confirms. The report from investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) — which finds these children have higher rates of respiratory illnesses that can be caused by second-hand smoke and details the probable economic costs of their increased school absence — has been released in the online edition of Pediatrics. Read article