Kids miss more school when people smoke in the house

Smoking doesn't just harm kids' health -- it also may lower their performance in school and cost their families money.

That's because children who live in homes where at least one person smokes inside the house miss more days of school than kids who live in non-smoking homes, researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston reported Monday.

Their nationwide study, which was published in the journal Pediatrics, backs up findings of earlier research in California and New Jersey.

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