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Report: Too many kids exposed to 2nd-hand smoke in cars

A woman is seen smoking in this file photo.

February 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A new government report says too many teens and middle schoolers are breathing second-hand smoke in cars.

Researchers found that more than one in five students rode in cars where smoking was present.

The report states that second-hand smoke has been linked to breathing problems and allergy symptoms in kids.

The Center for Disease Control says with smoking bans in many public places, vehicles are where most people encounter second-hand smoke these days.