Fri Mar 8, 2002
By Chee-may Chow
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Babies who live with two or more smokers are 30% more likely to need hospital treatment than those who grow up in smoke-free homes, according to a university study.
If there is one smoker in the family, the risk is 7% higher, the study by Hong Kong University Faculty of Medicine found.
Researchers tracked some 8,300 babies born in the territory in 1997 and monitored their health over 18 months.