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How can I protect my children from obstructive lung disease?

In general, children are at a very low risk for developing obstructive lung disease. However, since smoking cigarettes is a primary risk factor for the disease, avoid exposing your children to secondhand smoke. As your children get older talk with them about the health dangers associated with smoking, and encourage them not to become smokers. Children with asthma sometimes develop obstructive lung disease as an adult. If your child has asthma, talk to your doctor about preventing obstructive lung disease.

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