Journal of Environment and Health Science
Direct and Second Hand Cigarette Smoke Exposure and Development of Childhood Asthma
- 1Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, Neurosciences & Pharmacology, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, USA
- 2Department of Professional Education, Neurosciences & Pharmacology, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, USA
Salil K. Das, Sc.D., D.Sc, Professor of Biochemistry & Cancer Biology, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA. Tel: (615) 327-6988, Fax: (615) 327-6442; E-mail: email@example.com
Das, S.K., et al. Direct and Second Hand Cigarette Smoke Exposure and Development of Childhood Asthma. (2016) J Environ Health Sci 2(6): 1-5.
© 2016 Das, S.K. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsDirect and second hand tobacco smoke; Pregnancy; Childhood asthma
This is a comprehensive review about the role of direct and second hand cigarette smoke exposure in the development of childhood asthma. Smoking, both during pregnancy and postnatal have an adverse impact on the infant’s chances of developing respiratory illness. Second hand smoke exposure has also known to cause worsening of childhood asthma with an impact on hospital admissions. Correlation between maternal second hand smoke exposure during pregnancy and development of childhood asthma has also been investigated. It is, thus essential to address this prenatally as well as postnatal by reducing smoking as well as smoke exposure.