Smoking During Pregnancy linked to Severe Asthma in Teen Years

January 28th, 2013  |  Published in News

Esteban Burchard, Alumnus Scholar of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program,  along with other researchers, conducted an analysis of nearly 2,500 Latino and African-American children with asthma. They found that children between age 8 and 17 with acute asthma symptoms were far more likely to have had mothers who smoked during pregnancy, even when the team controlled for elements such as education, socioeconomic level and childhood exposure to tobacco smoke. Read the full article.