Almost half of the world’s children are exposed to tobacco smoke,1 which contains numerous chemicals and carcinogens. The adverse health consequences of tobacco exposure to future generations are legion and include premature death and lifelong disability. Parents who are dependent on tobacco are the prevailing source of the tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) involving children.
Jon O. Ebbert, Robert M. Jacobson. Reducing Childhood Tobacco Smoke Exposure. JAMA. 2016;315(23):2610–2611. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.6751