Parents who choose to smoke are possibly not aware of, or deny, the negative effects of passive smoking on their offspring. This review summarises a wide range of effects of passive smoking on mortality and morbidity in children. It offers paediatricians, obstetricians, specialists in preventive child health care, general practitioners, and midwives an approach to promote smoking cessation in smoking parents before, during, and after pregnancy.

Child, Child Behavior Disorders/etiology, Child, Preschool, Developmental Disabilities/etiology, Female, Fetal Diseases/*etiology, Humans, Hypersensitivity/etiology, Infant, Infant, Low Birth Weight, Infant, Newborn, Infection/etiology, Lung Diseases/etiology, Neoplasms/etiology, Obstetric Labor Complications/etiology, Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases/etiology, Pregnancy, Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects, Respiration Disorders/etiology, Sudden Infant Death/etiology, Tobacco Smoke Pollution/*adverse effects
hdl.handle.net/1765/8522
Archives of Disease in Childhood: an international peer-reviewed journal for health professionals and researchers covering conception to adolescence
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Hofhuis, W, de Jongste, J.C, & Merkus, P.J.F.M. (2003). Adverse health effects of prenatal and postnatal tobacco smoke exposure on children. Archives of Disease in Childhood: an international peer-reviewed journal for health professionals and researchers covering conception to adolescence. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/8522