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How Second Hand Smoke Increases Childrens Risk Of Strep Throat
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.
When exposed to second hand smoke regardless of how minor I tend to get a tight throat and cough up pink unknown chunks. Is this something I should be concerned about?
Never smoked a day in my life but I have been exposed to second hand smoke but usually im not around it. Should I worry about throat/lung cancer?
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?
Second hand smoke: Second hand smoke increases a child's chance of developing asthma, allergies, ear infections, bronchitis and pneumonia. Babies exposed to smoke before or after birth have an increased chance of dying from sids. If adults must smoke it is best left to open air when it doesn't leave the deadly residue and carcinogenic chemicals. Cars and houses should be no smoking zones.See 2 more doctor answers
Not really: The material expelled from a e cigarette does not contain the toxic ash expelled from the regular ones. That said, e cigarettes promote the same "cool factor " myth about smoking and if kids find and eat/use the product, can result in significant toxic events.
Minimal: The second hand smoke, a much smaller concentration than directly inhaled smoke from a cigarette, will coat the interior lining of the lung and little will be exhaled. The solution: don't smoke around your kids (go outside) or quit altogether for the sake of your health (do you want to be sickly or perhaps die before your kids grow up?).
Might exposure to second hand smoke during childhood cause an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?
Yes: Second hand smoking can cause an increased risk of cancer. Google us department of health and human services the health consequences of smoking: a report of the surgeon general. Atlanta, georgia: centers for disease control and prevention, office on smoking and health, 2004.See 1 more doctor answer
Can exposure to second hand smoke during childhood lead to an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?
Increased Illness: The effect of second hand smoke on children is well documented. It has proportionally greater effect on the younger children where it can double or triple the risk of respiratory disease. (ear, sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonia)the effect is seen even at low smoke levels such that a chronic smoker would not be able to smell the smoke. Problems skyrocket if they smoke with kids present.
Increased Illness: The effect of second hand smoke on children is well documented. It has proportionally greater effect on the younger children where it can double or triple the risk of respiratory disease. (ear, sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonia)the effect is seen even at low smoke levels such that a chronic smoker would not be able to smell the smoke. Problems skyrocket if they smoke with kids present.See 1 more doctor answer
No: But the effect of smoke accumulates in their lungs and predisposes them to asthma and lung infections.
Not common: There are rare things that happen, but the common is smoking or exposure.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Would very occasional and accidental exposer to second hand smoke cause serious health problems in children?
No: That would be like sitting near a fireplace in the winter, or sitting downwind from the barbecue at a summer picnic... kids will usually be fine, but keep an eye on them to prevent them from touching hot surfaces.
What ill consequences do second-hand smoke have on children/teens growing up in a smoker's household?
Second hand smoking: Children's lungs are still developing so it would greatly affect their lungs' function including the risk of having asthma.
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