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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
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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 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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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 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

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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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Do people really die from second hand smoke?

Do people really die from second hand smoke?

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

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Can you get brohnchitis from second hand smoke?

Yes.: Smoke is a bronchial irritant, and could definitely contribute to airway inflammation ("bronchitis."). ...Read more

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Can babys test positive from second hand smoke?

Can babys test positive from second hand smoke?

yes: There is a measure in the blood, urine and saliva to test for smoke exposure including second hand smoke. Cotinine, the breakdown product of nicotine is used as the "marker" for exposure to tobacco smoke. ...Read more

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Why does second-hand smoke cause health problems?

Why does second-hand smoke cause health problems?

It's a Myth: I am not an advocate of smoking and there are lot's of reason to quit smoking but "Second Hand Smoke" is not one of them. The expression "second-hand smoke" is a very effective piece of anti-smoking propaganda used all the time by public health officials and physicians yet there is absolutely no scientific evidence to support it's existence. It's logical to conclude but not proven in any study. ...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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Can you tell me is forcing second hand smoke illegal?

Can you tell me is forcing second hand smoke illegal?

Call a lawyer: As an employee, you have a right not to be exposed to second-hand smoke, at least in the usa. As a kid, if smoke in your home exacerbates your asthma or other breathing problems, it's time to get on the phone and let your physician know. Someone may be able to help. ...Read more