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Is A Smoking Hookah In The House Bad For Your Child
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
Yes. It's bad. : As a pediatric ENT i can say there is no doubt that kids in homes in which adults smoke are sicker from a breathing and ear infection standpoint. But what parents don't realize is that "third hand smoke"- exposure to your clothes or hair or car when you've smoked (and they weren't even in the room at the same time) still causes issues. Best for all not to have smoke exposure! http://www.Cdc.Gov/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If smoking in a car with a child in the front next to you can you makd them ill and a risk of them dying?
Yes and No: Smoking in a car, next to a child, can make a child ill in several ways: eye irritant/allergic symptoms, nose irritant/allergic symptoms, ear infections, middle ear fluid (temporarily dulls hearing), throat irritation/pain, lung asthma (decreases exercise abilities and prolongs colds and flus), etc... The risk of the child dying from second hand smoke is small, but why take any risk at all? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Talk to him: Rather than concentrating on an adequate punishment.Talk to your child, open lines of communication and trust go a long way in avoiding more serious and life devastating drug use.Explain the concerns you have and the consequences of drug use, avoid been judgemental your child needs help and guidance.See a professional if the problem becomes recurrent or more severe. ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely! the question asks about "second-hand" smoking, which can certainly cause asthma. However, even "third-hand" smoking where the smoke toxins are carried in hair, clothing, skin, etc. Can cause asthma. That means even going outside for a smoke and coming back in without the cigarette can still put loved-ones at risk! smoking is a very selfish and inconsiderate act. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: I agree with everything dr snead said. But why are you using drugs in front of your children? It's bad enough you use drugs, but modeling this behavior for them to mimic will encourage their subsequent drug use. Please think about your parental responsibilities, and put this adolescent drug behavior behind you. If you can't, please seek drug/alcohol rehab help. Do it for your kids! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Impossible to say: Statistically, sids deaths are more common both in babies born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy, and in babies who are exposed to second hand smoke. But statistics only relate to hundreds or thousands of people; there is no way to know what the cause is in a single case. What is important for you is to quit smoking for your own health, and to have grief counseling for your terrible loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could /not advised : The abuse hotlines in many states will take reports from anyone & generally provide autonimity. However, ill advised as it is, smoking around kids is not illegal and would not generate an investigation.The states allow parents to make a varety of bad decisions without stepping in & this is one example. I tell parents & grandparents the best gift they can give a child they love is to stop smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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