I do not smoke and yes I have read about that. Babies and children can get ear infections from leaning against a persons clothes or falling asleep on bedding that has been smoked around. My cousins husband smokes but never around his kids. All three of their children have had chronic ear infections for years. The doctor told my cousin that it could be from smoking in the car or her husbands clothes. Even though he never smokes around them the chemicals get into the materials he smokes around.Just an aside, has anyone read anything about "third hand smoke"? New studies showing that the smoke smell that lingers on clothing and in hair, contains the same toxins that direct cigarette smoke does.
It is also a fact that if you smoke in your home and never around your baby your baby is still more likely to die of SIDS.