Fathers who smoke during their partners’ pregnancy increase their babies’ risk of asthma. Photo: Alamy

Asthma in babies: risk higher if fathers smoke during mother’s pregnancy, study shows

  • A Taiwanese study looked at paternal smoking during pregnancy and its effects on immune system genes
  • More than 1,600 babies were involved in the study, and 756 of those were followed for six years
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Fathers who smoke during their partners’ pregnancy increase their babies’ risk of asthma. Photo: Alamy
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