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.

USA TODAY:

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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2 thoughts on “STUDY: More parents are smoking weed around their kids, having negative health effects”

  1. Smoking cannabis or otherwise using other illegal drugs in the presence of young children is illegal, immoral, indecent, and dangerous, especially if the children’s parents or caregivers are the dopers. But for others, especially those of us with harsh cancer or some other chronic but very painful illnesses, cannabis is a life saver. That said, I am a 68 year old suffering from Stage IV cancer, incurable, very painful, and bitterly depressing. I am a cannabis and Oxycontin addict because of this truly awful cancer as well as the treatments I have to endure to just stay alive. Thus I use around 100 grams of medical marijuana per month, as well as 160 mgms of Oxy every day, and I enjoy great relief from my cancer pain and depression. And all of my friends who are sick like me tell me the same thing, cannabis has improved their lives and possibly even prolongs their lives. Medical cannabis is an effective treatment for cancer pain, nausea, and many other ailments like arthritis, colitis, etc. I disagree that just because there are irresponsible dopers who are also parents of young children the majority of us are responsible regarding our cannabis use who endanger no one, but who get a lot of help from the cannabis.

    1. I’m sure it does help. I by no means write about Marijuana to downplay its help to people who use it medically. However, I feel it’s important to let people know what side effects it does have!

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