What is second hand smoke? Second hand smoke is the smoke from other people’s cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. This smoke comes directly from the burning end of the cigarettes as well as the smoke being exhaled.
Children are more affected than adults by second hand smoke
Children and Smoke they tend to remain close to parents or caregivers, placing them closer to smoke than others would be
Children exposed to second hand smoke have an increased risk of: tonsillitis ear infections sore eyes, noses, and throats cough, wheeze, and asthma hospitalizations for bronchitis and pneumonia
Chemicals children’s bodies absorb more chemicals per kilogram than adults and they breathe in more air for their size than adults
Body and Lungs children’s bodies are less well developed and they are more easily harmed Also, their lung function (ability to breathe in oxygen) can be damaged when they are around smoke.
You can be a non- smoking role model for your child AND you can provide a safe and healthy environment for them. That means a smoke-free environment. What you can do as a parent