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Is Second Hand Smoke Harmful To Babies
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No research: We have research that clearly shows that patients who smoke have more rapid progression of their cataracts. We do not know if second-hand smoke can have that same affect. Certainly the harm in terms of lung disease, cancer and heart disease is clearly proven though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, smoke is a very potent irritant and any form of exposure will affect an infant. The infant will have exposure from smoke on clothing, hair, skin especially if the smoker is the care taker. This will predispose your infant to a variety of health issues including frequent upper respiratory problems, increase risk for asthma and progressive lung problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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