Updated: Jul 29, 2021 19:23 IST
Washington [US], July 29 (ANI): Children whose parents regularly smoke or vape marijuana may experience viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, more frequently than those whose parents do not smoke, according to a new study.
The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘Pediatric Research’.
Researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado, USA surveyed 1,491 parents and caregivers who lived in Colorado, a US state where recreational and medicinal use of marijuana is legal.
The researchers found that parents who regularly smoked or vaped marijuana reported that their children experienced more viral respiratory infections in the year prior to the survey, compared to children whose parents did not smoke tobacco or marijuana.
Parents who smoked or vaped marijuana reported that their children had not experienced other conditions often related to second-hand tobacco smoke exposure, such as ear infections and asthma attacks, more frequently nor that they had visited a hospital emergency department more often in the previous year, compared to children whose parents did not smoke.
Adam Johnson, the corresponding author said, “The negative impact that exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke can have on children‘s health has been extensively studied but the impact of second-hand…