Forbes: Can Secondhand Smoke Lead to Weight Gain?

Exposure to second-hand smoke is associated with a larger waist and poorer cognition in children, Augusta University researchers say.

“The take-home message is that for these children, smoke exposure was connected to two major adverse health outcomes, one above the neck and one below the neck,” said Dr. Catherine Davis, clinical health psychologist at the Georgia Prevention Institute at the Medical College of Georgia at the university.

Forbes published the results of the study, along with a number of other sites, including Yahoo News, India’s The Daily Pioneer, Business StandardTobacco Industry NewsNews Nation, Australia’s, and Seattle Indian.

Forbes: Can Secondhand Smoke Lead to Weight Gain?


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