Erin O'Donnell
September 06, 2011

A new study finds that kids exposed to second-hand smoke at home get sick and miss school more often than children who live in nonsmoking homes, CNN.com reports.

Levy also pointed out that second-hand smoke creates a financial burden for parents who must miss work to stay home with sick kids. "When kids are home from school, particularly young kids, the cost overall is $227 million dollars [in lost pay] per year," Levy told CNN.

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