Sounds funny, doesn’t it? We’d never give a cigarette to a baby! But infants and toddlers who live with smokers suffer from many problems that are just as bad as if they were smoking themselves. Children’s bodies are smaller and developing, which makes cigarette smoke more dangerous to them than to an adult. And infants and toddlers breathe faster than adults. That means they are taking in more smoke per minute than the person smoking the cigarette!
An interview with Deeb N. Salem, Chairman of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center, Physician-in-Chief at Tufts Medical Center, and a long time member of AACA’s Board of Directors.