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A research on secondhand smoke and its effects on our health

  • How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease;
  • They also have fluid in their ears more often and have more operations to put in ear tubes for drainage.

References Secondhand smoke is the combination of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke breathed out by smokers. Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals. Hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer.

Secondhand smoke causes numerous health problems in infants and children, including more frequent and severe asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome SIDS. Even brief exposure to secondhand smoke can damage the lining of blood vessels and cause your blood platelets to become stickier.

  • Report on Carcinogens, Tenth Edition 2002;
  • People who already have heart disease are at especially high risk of suffering adverse effects from breathing secondhand smoke and should take special precautions to avoid even brief exposures.

These changes can cause a deadly heart attack. People who already have heart disease are at especially high risk of suffering adverse effects from breathing secondhand smoke and should take special precautions to avoid even brief exposures.

Key Facts about Secondhand Smoke

SIDS is the leading cause of death in otherwise healthy infants. Do not smoke in the home or around the baby. Put the baby down to sleep on its back. Secondhand Smoke Harms Children Secondhand smoke can cause serious health problems in children. Their lungs grow less than children who do not breathe secondhand smoke, and they get more bronchitis and pneumonia.

Wheezing and coughing are more common in children who breathe secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke can trigger an asthma attack in a child. Children with asthma who are around secondhand smoke have more severe and frequent asthma attacks.

Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke

Children whose parents smoke around them get more ear infections. They also have fluid in their ears more often and have more operations to put in ear tubes for drainage. Parents can help protect their children from secondhand smoke by taking the following actions: Do not allow anyone to smoke in your car, even with the window down. If your state still allows smoking in public areas, look for restaurants and other places that do not allow smoking.

Department of Health and Human Services.

  1. Secondhand smoke is responsible for between 150,000 and 300,000 lower respiratory tract infections in infants and children under 18 months of age, resulting in between 7,500 and 15,000 hospitalizations each year. California Environmental Protection Agency.
  2. A Report of the Surgeon General.
  3. Wheezing and coughing are more common in children who breathe secondhand smoke. The report also concluded that secondhand smoke is a definitive cause of stroke.
  4. Do not smoke in the home or around the baby.
  5. Secondhand smoke is responsible for between 150,000 and 300,000 lower respiratory tract infections in infants and children under 18 months of age, resulting in between 7,500 and 15,000 hospitalizations each year. Making Sense of the Evidence.

A Report of the Surgeon General. A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You. Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects: Making Sense of the Evidence.

  • The American Lung Association has more information available on laws protecting the public from exposure to secondhand smoke;
  • Put the baby down to sleep on its back;
  • Wheezing and coughing are more common in children who breathe secondhand smoke;
  • People who already have heart disease are at especially high risk of suffering adverse effects from breathing secondhand smoke and should take special precautions to avoid even brief exposures;
  • Do not smoke in the home or around the baby.

The Health Consequences of Smoking: