The Oscar winner was spotted last week hanging in the park with his kids and taking a smoke break.
The father of Charles, 4, and Tennyson, 22 months, was taking a walk in Beverly Hills when he was caught on camera playing one moment and smoking the next. It made us wonder, even though he wasn't right next to his kids when he lit up, could it still affect them?
We asked pediatrician and momlogic contributor Dr. Cara Natterson, who says: "According to the Mayo Clinic, even when parents don't smoke at home or in the car, there can still be negative effects when children are exposed to the tobacco smoke pollution released from the clothing and hair of smoking parents."
She adds that while the smell of the smoke is a known irritant (that can cause coughing or eye irritation), it is really the chemicals in the smoke that cause the biggest problems. Children who don't already have asthma are more likely to develop it when they are in the presence of second-hand smoke, and those who already have asthma are much more likely to have more severe or frequent symptoms including coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
Hey Russell, momlogic concludes it's time to quit. It's not good for your health, your kids' health or your looks. (We preach because we love.)