Passive smoking and its effects on the development of a child

GUPTA, DEVESH and Rao, Arathi and *, Suprabha BS (2020) Passive smoking and its effects on the development of a child. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, 11 (4). pp. 491-494. ISSN 09760245

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Abstract

Passive smoking is the inhalation of the tobacco smoke of another individual or the exhale of a smoker. There is no safe level of second- hand tobacco smoke exposure. This review article delves into the consequences of passive smoking on the physical, cognitive development, and the circulatory system of the child. Nicotine exposure increases the oxidative stress of the body, while decreasing the antioxidant capacity. It transiently increases the systolic blood pressure and decreases the arterial compliance, thereby increasing the susceptibility to hypertension. Exposure to tobacco smoke delays the dental development amongst children and displays a negative association in the linear growth of the child. It also increases the risk of dental caries and behavioural problems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Passive Smoking, Cognitive, Circulatory System, Physical Development, Dental caries
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Pedodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2021 11:07
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2021 11:07
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/157533

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