Secondhand smoke is also known as “Environmental Tobacco Smoke.” Secondhand smoke is dangerous to everyone who breathes it. A person breathing secondhand smoke is exposed to the same cancer-causing chemicals as the person who is smoking.
Secondhand smoke can harm you and others in many ways. Children who breathe secondhand smoke are more likely to have more asthma attacks and ear infections. Some bronchitis and pneumonia in young children are also caused by secondhand smoke.
Pregnant women who smoke or are exposed to secondhand smoke are at a high risk of having low weight babies and miscarriages. Infants who are exposed to secondhand smoke are also at risk of (SIDS) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Some ways to protect yourself from secondhand smoke are:
- Walk away from people who are smoking
- Don’t let anyone smoke in your car
- Don’t allow smoking in your home
If your spouse or any other loved one is a smoker, encourage them to stop smoking and remind them about the risks they are taking by being a smoker.
Secondhand Smoke is Bad for Everyone!
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