Eczema More Prevalent in Smokers

While smoking has been known for some time to aggravate Asthma, 
a recent Israeli study of 10,298 adolescents (13-14 years old) 
has shown that Eczema and Allergic Rhinitis is also more 
prevalent in smokers than non-smokers.
However,  second hand smoke is associated with Asthma but 
not Eczema. (Dermatology, Basel, 2013 may 24 EPub ahead of print)
In other words:  "You may not want to stop smoking to avoid
lung damage, but you may if it makes you itch,"  said Dr. Eugene Mandrea.

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