Published in Health and Medicine Week, March 8th, 2004
The researchers concluded that maternal smoking: lowers lung function whether the offspring personally smoke or not; was associated with greater smoking intensity in their children and less ability to quit by those who have taken up smoking; and that maternal smoking behavior appeared to synergize with their offspring's personal smoking to increase airflow limitation and the likelihood of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
British researchers looked at 2000 adult offspring, ages 30-59, from 1477 families...
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