STUDY: More parents are smoking weed around their kids, having negative health effects

A new study found that more children are being exposed to secondhand smoke from their parents and it is having a negative impact on the health of their children.


But the study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics found that among parents who smoke cigarettes, pot use increased from 11 percent in 2002 to more than 17 percent in 2015.

Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and City University of New York found that among parents who don’t smoke tobacco, marijuana use only increased from 2 percent to 4 percent during the same period.

More legalization equals more smoke 

Pot use is still increasing, Goodwin said, and increasing marijuana legalization among states and the experience of a Colorado friend who works for a government agency  made her want to do the study.

The article then mentioned another study.

The Health Day story quotes Dr. Karen Wilson, division chief for general pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City who suggests it definitely is harmful.

Wilson referenced a Colorado study that found 16 percent of kids hospitalized for a lung infection called bronchiolitis showed they had been exposed to marijuana smoke. Even worse, about 46 percent had been exposed to both tobacco and pot smoke, she said.

Wilson claimed that no more studies are needed to prove the Second-Hand effects of Weed on children.

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