Dr. Greene’s take on parental smoking… (hint: don’t do it!)
A study in the August 2000 issue of the Archives of Disease in Childhood found that parents who smoke increase the risk of meningococcal meningitis for their children by about 200% for every 20 cigarettes smoked at home on an average day (220% if the mother smokes, 170% if only the father smokes).
Meningitis can strike suddenly and without warning, with damaging effects.
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