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Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Second Hand Smoke (Definition)

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


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Is inhaling second hand smoke bad while on warfrin?

Is inhaling second hand smoke bad while on warfrin?

It is bad regardless: Second hand smoke is bad for you anyway. Disease in relation to first hand or second hand smoke is well proven especially with lung cancer and it is dose dependent. I have not come across enough research to link the two together. I recommend you stay away from second hand smoke regardless. ...Read more

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How can second hand smoke affect children?

How can second hand smoke affect children?

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. ...Read more

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How can second hand smoke effect children?

How can  second hand smoke effect children?

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. ...Read more

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Is second hand smoke dangerous to children outside?

Is second hand smoke dangerous to children outside?

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 more

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How can I keep my child away from second hand smoke?

How can I keep my child away from second hand smoke?

Clean clothing: Third hand smoke exposure is also possible. Particles on clothing from smoking can be inhaled by your child as well. Quitting is best for your health and that of your child. ...Read more

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Would it be bad for you to be around second hand smoke once a week?

Would it be bad for you to be around second hand smoke once a week?

Yes: There is no benefit from inhaling second hand smoke at any time and it is always unhealthy to be exposed to it. Whether you will always develop an illness from the exposure is another question and highly variable among people. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of second hand smoke in a vehicle with their children inside?

What are the health effects of second hand smoke in a vehicle with their children inside?

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. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if second hand smoke harmful to my child if I do it only for one day?

Can someone tell me if second hand smoke harmful to my child if I do it only for one day?

It lingers: Studies have shown the breakdown products of smoke in a babies urine 2 weeks after its only exposure. The particulate matter breathed into the nostrils will attach to the nasal membrane and remain until shed/washed out. Exposure doubles risk of upper respiratory illness. ...Read more

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Would very occasional and accidental exposer to second hand smoke cause serious health problems in children?

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. ...Read more