Helping Kids Live Smoke-Free

By Christina Elston

Are your children among the 15 million in the United States who are regularly exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke at home? A new Web site from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, offers help.

Kids who breathe secondhand smoke are more likely to have a host of health problems, including ear infections, coughing, wheezing, and asthma, according to the AAP. At, you can find news, information and resources to help you and those you love clear the air.

Christina Elston is a writer and editor who specializes in family health issues.