Secondhand smoke effects kids more

October 20, 2008 2:30:26 PM PDT
A new study finds that children exposed to secondhand smoke often have levels of carbon monoxide in their blood that are similar to those of adult smokers, also, at frequently higher levels than adults exposed to secondhand smoke. A new study presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting says, the younger the child, the greater the potential for exposure.

Scientists say children breathe in a greater amount of air per body weight compared to adults.