Children who live with smokers have a higher risk of future lung disease. Photo: Alamy

Chances of lung disease killing you is 31pc higher if parents smoked when you were a child, even though you are a non-smoker, study shows

For the first time, a study has found a correlation between growing up in a home where someone smoked and the likelihood of dying from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a lung condition, because of second-hand smoke. Another study shows quitting smoking prolongs your life, even if you risk weight gain and, possibly, diabetes

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Children who live with smokers have a higher risk of future lung disease. Photo: Alamy
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