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09 December 2010

Passive smoking ups teen ear infections

Teens are almost two times more likely to get ear infections if there's a smoker in their household, Harvard researchers report.

Teens are almost two times more likely to get ear infections if there's a smoker in their household, Harvard researchers report.

"The reason why secondhand smoke may cause ear infections is not known completely, but secondhand smoke is an irritant and that may increase children's and adolescents' susceptibility to ear infections," she added.

 

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