Secondhand Smoke May Damage Children’s Eyes

Source: Reuters

Secondhand smoke may damage children’s eyes and possibly lead to problems with sight later in life, new findings suggest.

In a study of Chinese children, increasing exposure to secondhand smoke was associated with choroidal thinning, researchers report in JAMA Ophthalmology, October 17.

“Secondhand smoking exposure in children is an important public health threat, affecting up to 40% of children,” said study coauthor Jason Yam of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. “Therefore, public health interventions and education should be implemented to ban secondhand smoking exposure in children.”

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