May is Asthma Awareness Month..

May 9, 2010

May is Asthma Awareness Month and May 4, 2010 is World Asthma Day

U.S. EPA May is Asthma Awareness Month..

Smoking harms an unborn child in many ways. Nicotine, the addictive substance in tobacco products, is carried through the mother's bloodstream directly into the baby. Children of mothers who smoked during pregnancy are more likely to have lung problems and are 10 times more likely to develop asthma. Smoking during pregnancy has also been linked with low-birth weight newborns, premature births, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). (from WEBMD: Smoking harms an unborn child..)

2010 as the “Year of the Lung.”

A few news briefs - dangers of smoking in your car when kids are present..
Senior British Doctors demand banning smoking in veichles when children are present..;
England - decline in kids secondhand smoke exposure - we can do better..;
Queensland, Australia - January 1, 2010 start of law banning smoking in cars carrying children..;
Victoria, Australia - ban from smoking in cars when children under 18 are present comes into force January 1, 2010..;
Children - exposed to cigarette smoke in cars have greater chance of respiratory distress..;
New South Wales politician smoking comment totally inaccurate..;
More evidence - vehicles most dangerous space for second-hand smoke inhalation..;