Health warnings issued over child passive smoking figures

Shocking new figures have shown that more than 13,000 children in the North East need medical treatment every year as a result of breathing in second-hand cigarette smoke.

Experts say smoking out of a window or backdoor is not enough to protect children and that it's making them ill.

Advertisement

Children being hospitalised by passive smoking

Figures show more than 13,000 children in the North East were admitted to hospital with smoking related problems last year