Smoking is a major public health problem worldwide. There have been thousands of studies investigating the impact of active smoking on health, and the overall toxic effects of active smoking are generally recognized.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are one-third of children are exposed to smoke at home and becoming the passive smoking.
Plus, the global health body said it was particularly concerned about the estimated 165,000 children who die of smoke-related respiratory infections, mostly in South East Asia and in Africa.
Passive smoking really is dangerous, especially to the kids. It can link to heart disease, respiratory illness and lung cancer.
What is Passive Smoking?
Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke, exhaled from the smokers from the burning cigarette or cigar. This smoke is also referred to as secondhand smoke (SHS) or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS).
Effects of Passive Smoking
Exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke causes disease, disability, and death. Here are the facts about passive smoking:
- Increased risk of lung cancer to the non-smokers who exposed to secondhand smoke.
- Non-smokers who live with a smoker are 20-30% more likely to develop lung cancer.
- Breathe secondhand smoke can cause premature death in non-smokers.
- Passive smoking increases the risk of coronary heart disease by 25-40% – almost the same level as smokers.
- Secondhand smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, with 69 cancer-causing chemicals.
- There is no known safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke
Passive Smoking Harm the Unborn Baby
Smoking (or breathing in second-hand smoke) during pregnancy can cause serious harm to your baby. It can:
- Slow down the development of child’s lungs
- Increase the risk of premature birth and low birth weight. Children born prematurely or with a low birth weight are more likely to develop a lung condition
- Make children more vulnerable to the air pollution they breathe in the future
How to Protect Our Kids from Passive Smoking?
- At Home
Do not smoke at home and do not allow your guest smoking around your children. If possible, ask them to smoke outside the house.
- In Public
Visit restaurants and other public areas that are “smoke-free”.
- In Your Car
Do not allow anyone smoke at your car, even though you children are not there, the secondhand smoke is still lingered in the car seat.
Let’s be clear, even you are not a smoker, breathing passive smoking or secondhand smoke are equal as smokers. You can expose the same contamination of toxins of cigarettes as much as smokers are.
Stay aware and protect children from the exposure of passive smoking and secondhand smoke.
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