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Authors' response: exposing children to secondhand smoke
  1. John Britton,
  2. Jo Leonardi-Bee
  1. UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jo Leonardi-Bee, UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK; jo.leonardi-bee{at}nottingham.ac.uk

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Pool and colleagues make an important point about exposure to tobacco smoke1 but we are uncertain of the relevance to our paper,2 which reported the effects of smoking by parents as a behaviour rather than source of passive exposure. While we cannot discount the possibility that children of smokers are more likely to become smokers as a consequence of passive smoke exposure, our interpretation is that it is the behaviour that is responsible.

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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