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1 Second Hand Smoke On Infants
By Kristy Gutierrez

2 Every mom wants their baby to grow big healthy and strong
Every mom wants their baby to grow big healthy and strong. Don’t let the smoke take over your child’s life.

3 Think about others.. Even if you don't smoke when you're pregnant, just being around smokers, can increase the risk of harming your future baby

4 What is second hand smoke?
Secondhand smoke is the combination of two forms of smoke from burning tobacco: Side-stream smoke-side stream smoke describes the smoke coming off the end of a smoldering cigarette. It’s more dangerous then main stream smoke. Main-stream smoke is smoke that is exhaled by the smoker.

5 Smoking During Pregnancy
Like drinking too much alcohol or doing drugs, smoking is also very harmful to your health. Smoking can make it harder for a woman to get pregnant. Not only is smoking harmful to you, it's also harmful to your baby during pregnancy.

6 Baby+ Smoke= Intoxicating Death
When you smoke during pregnancy, your baby is exposed to dangerous chemicals like nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar. These chemicals can lessen the amount of oxygen that your baby gets. Oxygen is very important for helping your baby grow healthy. Smoking can also damage your baby's lungs.

7 Can you believe this?... It can also cause eye diseases that can lead to blindness.

8 The fetus and newborn? Newborns exposed to second-hand smoke are at an increased risk of ear infections and are more likely to need an operation to insert ear tubes for drainage. They will develop weak lungs which it would make it really hard for them to breath.

9 When a woman smokes during pregnancy, the nicotine may cause constrictions in the blood vessels of the umbilical cord, thereby decreasing the amount of oxygen available to the fetus. This increases the risk of complications such as: Miscarriage Premature birth Stillbirth

10 Low birth weight The baby is going to come out really small
Babies born weighing less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces (2,500 grams) are considered low birth weight. Low-birth weight babies are at increased risk for serious health problems as newborns, lasting disabilities and even death.


12 Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Infants who die from SIDS tend to have higher concentrations of nicotine in their lungs than do control children, regardless of whether smoking is reported. There is no signs to show it is going to happen. One morning, when going to wake the baby, you realize the baby is dead.

13 Cognitive Impairments
Loss of higher reasoning Forgetfulness Learning disabilities Concentration difficulties Decreased intelligence Other reductions in mental functions. Cognitive impairment may be present at birth or can occur at any point in a person’s lifespan.

14 Respiratory problems   The infant will have trouble breathing which increases the number of colds, sore throats, and lower respiratory tract infections each year in infants and children under 18 months old. These illnesses result in as many as 15,000 hospitalizations.

15 Asthma Children whose mothers smoked throughout the pregnancy have an elevated risk of asthma in the first five years of life. Children whose mothers quit smoking prior to the pregnancy show no increased risk. If it gets severe enough, they will have to use a machine that will help them breath.

16 Everyone that lives in the same house who is being exposed to smoke.
Who is at risk? Newborns because of their age. They are not able to make a decision for themselves. The person who is smoking is damaging themselves but also polluting the air around them harming their health. Everyone that lives in the same house who is being exposed to smoke.

17 Possible Effects of Smoking During Pregnancy to the Mother:
Vaginal bleeding Placenta peels away, partially or almost completely, from the uterine wall before delivery Low-lying placenta that covers part or all of the opening of the uterus Smoking mother will produce less milk.

18 How can you get exposed to second hand smoke?
Homes Cars Workplace Public places Bars Restaurants Recreational settings


20 DID YOU KNOW?????????????? For every 8 smokers the tobacco industry kills, it takes one non-smoker with them.

21 Helpful ways to quit smoking
Go to a local area where they offer help to quit. Talk to someone about the stuff that causes you to smoke. Find a hobby that you can have fun doing and that does not harm your health or people around. Ex: exercise, sing, dance, go out with friends etc..

22 Protecting yourself and your love ones around you..
 If you're a smoker, stop. Go to places where smoke is not permitted. Ex: restaurants, relative’s houses, concerts etc. Let the people that visit you know that your house is a smoke free area. If being exposed to smoke leave the place immediately.

23 Stop smoking in a home.. Support smokers who decide they're going to quit - chances are they feel badly enough about their habit and wish they could quit. If you live with a smoker, be gentle, but firm in your request that they smoke only outside. Keep in mind that even if they only smoke outside, secondhand smoke clings to clothing and skin. Toxins are still off-gassed (released back into the air) when someone who has been exposed, returns indoors.

24 Why is second hand smoke a problem?
Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemical compounds. More than 250 of these chemicals are known to be harmful, and at least 69 are known to cause cancer.

25 How can quitting help… Help you by setting a better example to your kids. You will have a healthy life and so will your baby. You will have a better appearance (Ex: Your skin and teeth will look healthier). You will save a lot of money. $$$$$$


27 Nicotine is a addictive drug that takes only 6 seconds to reach your brain.
Smoking kills more people than cocaine, heroin alcohol, fire automobile accidents,homocides,suicides and AIDS combined. Every 8 second someone in the world dies from a tobacco related illness

28 My project.. Fundraiser for a foundation to help smokers stop smoking.

29 The way smoke kills…

30 Please don’t make the decision when is this late.. 

31 Please let me know if you have seen this character…

32 Any questions???

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