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Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Second Hand Smoke (Overview)

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 could reduce ear infections.


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Can i get second hand smoke?

Can i get second hand smoke?

????: Your question is not clear. If you hang out persistently at a place where people smoke all the time, you will get second hand smoking exposure. It would be to your benefit not to do so and it would be to the smoker's benefit to quit. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Windisch
163 doctors shared insights

Second Hand Smoke (Overview)

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 could reduce ear infections.


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Is second hand smoke harmful?

Is second hand smoke harmful?

Yes : This has been shown in many studies and thus it is important to avoid exposure to second hand smoke. ...Read more

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Is work considered second-hand smoke?

Is work considered second-hand smoke?

Not per se: Work is not the same as smoking, first or second-hand, unless your co-workers smoke with you around. ...Read more

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Will second hand smoke affect my baby?

Will second hand smoke affect my baby?

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 more

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Could second hand smoke cause problems?

Could second hand smoke cause problems?

Yes: Second hand smoke can cause the same problems as regular smokers - asthma, copd, lung cancer.... ...Read more

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Can a person die from second hand smoke?

Can a person die from second hand smoke?

Yes: More than 10, 000 people die each year, in the us, from second hand smoke. ...Read more

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How can I reduce this second hand smoke?

How can I reduce this second hand smoke?

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

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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 I avoid second hand smoke in asia?

How can I avoid second hand smoke in asia?

Avoid smokers: It may be an idea to tell people around you that the smoking bothers you. Courtesy on their part will help you. ...Read more