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Less secondhand smoke = fewer middle ear infections

A new study underscores the dangers of secondhand smoke to children.

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Research Institute for a Tobacco Free Society in the Republic of Ireland have found fewer cases of middle ear infection in American homes with less secondhand smoke.

Said the lead author, Hillel Alpert, who is with Harvard,

If parents avoid smoking at home, they can protect their children from the disease that is the most common cause of visits to physicians and hospitals for medical care.

Learn more about the study here.

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