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Parental smoking
  1. M Lhussier1,
  2. A J Fall2,
  3. D A Spencer2,
  4. M White3,
  5. R Edwards3
  1. 1Dept of Education, Social Science and Health Research, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK
  2. 2Dept of Respiratory Paediatrics, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  3. 3Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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While summarising the US Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,1 Archivist suggests that in Britain many paediatricians would view smoking cessation promotion as being the province of the general practitioner.2 Given the strong relation between environmental tobacco smoke exposure and respiratory illness in children, we feel it essential that all those who care for children are involved in the active promotion of smoking cessation.

We have presented data from a pilot smoking cessation study …

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