What is passive smoking?
The effect of smoking is not limited to the person who inflates, only.
Anyone nearby inhales smoke from the burning end of a cigarette or hookah, as well as smoke from the smoker himself.
Breathing in secondhand smoke increases a person’s risk of many of the same diseases affecting smokers: lung cancer, coronary artery disease, stroke and more.
Passive smoking causes 46,000 deaths in the United States each year.
Children of smokers usually suffer more from ear infections and respiratory diseases, such as bronchitis and asthma, and are at higher risk of dying from sudden infant death syndrome.
It should be noted that frequent smoking in a closed room leads to the formation of a low smoke cloud, and it is important to know that cigarette smoke accumulates at the level of the smoker and seated, due to rapid temperature loss, so he cannot climb up.
What are the harms of secondhand smoke?
The damage of secondhand smoke is:
- Damage to embryos and pregnant women affects the normal and proper development of embryos.
- Increases the rate of fetal death suddenly, thereby increasing the incidence of abortion for pregnant women.
- Increases complications during childbirth. Causes premature birth and leads to the birth of babies at a low weight.
- It is important to know that 31% of the causes of death of children are due to smoke from cigarettes, and the resulting damage is as follows: causes sudden death of newborns.
- Asthma symptoms are more severe. Children develop a range of respiratory symptoms such as bronchitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, as well as ear infections and infections in children under one and a half years of age.
- Children are more likely to develop many symptoms such as sputum, cough and shortness of breath.
- Secondhand smoke drives children to smoke.
- Low vitamins, especially antioxidants in the blood.
- Imbalance in the organization of blood vessels for blood flow.
- Increases blood viscosity, thus raising the risk of strokes, as well as strokes as well as heart attacks.
- The incidence of certain cancers such as sinus, breast and throat cancers is high, and also causes lung loss of function in the long run, and the chance of chronic obstructive pulmonary embolism increases.
- Reduces fertility in men and weakens their ability to have children.
Guidelines for reducing secondhand smoke:
If you’re one of those who can’t give up smoking cigarettes for your health and safety, at least be positive and try to keep those affected by exposure to cigarette smoke around you or your family members healthy, which can be a strong motivation for you to quit.
Tips to follow to avoid the risk of secondhand smoke include:
- Stay away from smoking in your home as much as possible, and ask your guests to avoid it as well or go out to the balconies while smoking.
- Do not smoke in the car or in closed spaces.
- Keep pregnant women and children away from places where a smoker is.
- Consider the elderly around you; they are more harmful to cigarette smoke.
- Do not smoke on public transport because it has people of different ages, including patients who cannot afford cigarette smoke.
6- Search for dedicated corners for smokers, especially in public places and restaurants.
- Public owners must also impose immediate fines for smoking in non-designated or closed places.
You, your family and your loved ones have been in constant health and safety, exempted from diseases and pains.