Friday, December 26, 2014

Prevalence of Parental Smoking and Predictors of Cessation: A Study in the South Carolina Pediatric Practice Research Network.

In parents of children ≤2 years of age, 13% were smokers. The most common reason for quitting was being pregnant. Respiratory symptoms in children did NOT predict quitting smoking by the parents. Parents on Medicaid were more likely to smoke than others, (OR 5.7) and less likely to quit (OR = 0.2).  (Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Dec 16.)
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