·You become a second hand Stoker when you breathtobacco smoke
When non-smokers are exposed to secondhand smoke it is called passive smoking. Non-smokers who breathe in secondhand smoke take in nicotine and other toxic chemicals that cigarettecontain, just like smokers do. The more secondhand smoke you are exposed to, the higher level of these chemicals get in your body.
·Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 chemical compounds. More than 60 ofthese are known or suspected to cause cancer.
Secondhand smoke is classified as a cancer-causing agent, and can cause other kind of diseas and deaths.
Its estimated that 460,000 non-smokers dieevery year from heart disease because they live with an active smoker.
When pregnant women are exposed to secondhand smoke they are at a increased risk of having low birth-weight or prematurebabies.
Little children can suffer from a very dangerous ear infection because of the smoke of the cigarette, that in most cases, makes them deaf. They can also suffer from asthma and other importantinfections.
At work: At workplace is a major source of secondhand smoke exposure for adults. And its called “social smoking”
· At home Making your home smoke-free may be one of the most importantthings you can do for the health of your family. Any family member can develop health problems related to secondhand smoke. Think about it: we spend more time at home than anywhere else. A smoke-freehome protects your family, your guests, and even your pets. ·In public places: Everyone can be exposed to secondhand smoke in public places, such as restaurants, shopping centers, publictransportation
in the car
When you see someone smoking tell them to think about people around them, explain them what are the consequences, or just try to avoid being with someone that its smoking.