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Can Your Throat Hurt From Second Hand Smoke
Second hand tobacco smoke can be irritating to the lining of the ear's normal draining tube (the Eustachian tube). Some estimate that exposure to second hand smoke is responsible for as many as 2 million extra ear infections each year in the US. Reducing exposure ...Read more
I cant escape second hand smoke. My coworker is so inconsiderate. My throat is dry and itchy all the time. But besides that, am I dying slow like him?
Where do you work?: Most bosses are aware of the need to provide a safe workplace for their employees and in some states there are laws regarding providing smoke free zones. Insurances can and do charge higher rates for smokers. If your employer provides insurance, this is costing money to the business. Talk to your employer or the human resources at your office about your concerns. Hope this helps. Good lock. ...Read more
I've been around a whole bunch of second hand smoke in a little room everyday for a few weeks now my throat is very sore and really deep cough cancer?
WHAT 2nd hand smoke?: Don't know what you mean by "this." easiest answer is don't hang around in the same places as smokers. If it is your house, don't allow smoking. If you can't achieve that, keep doors closed and stay in separate rooms. There are commercially available "smoke-eaters" which vary in effectiveness in removing smoke - they are similar to air conditioners, and must usually be vented. ...Read more
Yes: Second hand smoke (regardless of location) has been proven to be a risk factor for lung cancer and other lung diseases. When parents smoke, their exposed children are also at risk for asthma and respiratory infections, including otitis media (ear infections). While smoking outdoors may decrease exposure, no amount of exposure should be considered safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES!!!: Secondhand smoke causes about 3400 deaths from lung cancer & up to 69, 000 deaths from heart disease each year, causes ear & respiratory infections & asthma. It contains hundreds of chemicals that are toxic/carcinogenic. Even a brief exposure can trigger a heart attack. Of course the more one is exposed the greater the hazard. And with secondhand smoke so bad, think how incredibly toxic smoking is. ...Read more
Since second hand smoke is dangerous to non smokers , but is second hand smoke dangerous to smokers themselves?
Yes: Cigarette smoke carries lots of carcinogens and is toxic to smokers and non smokers alike, regardless of who "owns" it. Don't smoke and stay away from places where people do. ...Read more
Possibly.. : There are many reasons for asthma to develop, including an inherent pre-disposition. But, in the right circumstances, second/hand smoke can certainly be one risk factor for asthma to develop. Other factors include respiratory infections, environmental allergies, occupational exposures etc. ...Read more
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