T RUE OR F ALSE ? Smoking is harmful to your health.
T RUE OR F ALSE ? Smoking is harmful to your health. TRUE
T RUE OR F ALSE ? Tobacco smoke is only harmful to people who are smoking cigarettes, pipes or cigars.
T RUE OR F ALSE ? Tobacco smoke is only harmful to people who are smoking cigarettes, pipes or cigars. FALSE
W HAT IS S ECOND -H AND S MOKE ? Second-hand smoke is tobacco smoke that is breathed in by someone who is not smoking.
W HERE DOES S ECOND -H AND S MOKE COME FROM ? Second-hand smoke comes from the smoke breathed out by a smoker. It also comes from the smoke that leaves a cigarette, pipe or cigar.
W HERE CAN S ECOND -H AND S MOKING H APPEN ? Second-hand smoking can happen anywhere someone is smoking. However, it is most serious when it happens inside.
Cigarettes are made with hundreds of dangerous chemicals that are toxic and poisonous. When cigarettes are burned, these chemicals are released into the air. They are harmful to anyone who breathes them in. Many of these chemicals can cause serious health problems such as cancer and heart disease. Why is Tobacco Smoke harmful to your health?
Cancers Linked to Second-Hand Smoke Lung CancerNasal Sinus Cavity Cancer Bladder Cancer Cervical Cancer
Heart Attack Blocked Arteries Coronary Heart Disease S ECOND -H AND S MOKE AND Y OUR H EART
B REATHING S ECOND -H AND S MOKE DURING P REGNANCY MAY CAUSE … Low birth weight Increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Asthma Chronic cough Ear infections Dental cavities Eye and nose irritation I F CHILDREN BREATH SECOND - HAND SMOKE, THEY CAN DEVELOP …
T RUE OR F ALSE ? When tobacco smoke is no longer visible and its odor is gone, there is no more risk from second-hand smoke.
T RUE OR F ALSE ? FALSE When tobacco smoke is no longer visible and its odor is gone, there is no more risk from second-hand smoke.
In the state of Illinois, smoking is banned in all enclosed workplaces. This includes restaurants, schools, libraries, hospitals and theaters. It is also banned within 15 feet (4.5 meters) of the doorways to such places. A person caught breaking these laws can be fined up to $250. Local governments can also pass laws restricting smoking. These laws can be even stricter than state laws. S MOKING IN I LLINOIS AND C HICAGO
Do not allow smoking in your house or car. (If people must smoke, tell them to smoke outside.) Do not smoke near pregnant women or children, even if you are outside. Avoid indoor places where people smoke. If other people care for your child, make sure they don’t smoke around your child. W HAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT S ECOND -H AND S MOKE
THE END Presentation compiled for Refugee Health Programs by Preeti Karmali, 2009 Summer Intern at Heartland Health Outreach. Updated and modified by Karl Doerfer 12/2009. Sources Used: http://quitsmoking.about.com http://www.skynet.ie/~stephen/reports/bc4927.html (The Toxicology of Cigarette Smoke and Environmental Tobacco Smoke by Stephen Mulcahy ) http://www.smokefree.gov http://www.cancer.org http://www.cdc.gov http://www.lungusa.org http://www.ed.gov