Among youth with asthma, tobacco smoke exposure causes increased asthma morbidity. Little is known about changes over time in tobacco smoke exposure among youth with asthma in a national sample.
Our analysis reveals a decrease in environmental tobacco smoke exposure among children and adolescents with current asthma in the United States from 1988–1994 to 2005–2010, but a majority of youth with asthma remain exposed to environmental tobacco smoke.
UV radiation exposure in tanning beds is associated with an increased risk of skin cancer. Because of the rising rate of melanoma, the World Health Organization recommends that persons <18 years of age not use tanning devices.
Despite scientific evidence to the contrary, tanning facilities in Missouri, a state without indoor-tanning regulations, often misinformed consumers regarding the risk of skin cancer and would allow children as young as 10 years old to use tanning devices.
Peer victimization predicts numerous health risks. Lesbian,...