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Does chronic bronchitis affect children differently than adults?

Typically, chronic bronchitis is a condition that affects adults, since the disease is a long-term condition and is usually due to smoking. If children develop bronchitis, it is more likely the acute type. Children, however, can be strongly affected by secondhand smoke and other air pollutants, so exposing a child to these environmental factors can put them at higher risk for chronic bronchitis and other respiratory diseases in the long run.

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