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Dr. Christian Mayaud
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I was wondering what are the effects of second hand smoking on children?

Dr. Christian Mayaud
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I was wondering what are the effects of second hand smoking on children?

Setting Bad Example: The real reason not to smoke around children is it sets a bad example and encourages them to start smoking. The "Second Hand Smoke" argument is commonly told "White Lie" -- other than exacerbating asthma among children who are already asthmatic, there is scant evidence to support its existence. It certainly smells terrible but it's an urban legend that Secondhand smoke is a proven health risk. ...Read more

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Smoking (Definition)

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Would i die from second hand smoking?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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Would i die from second hand smoking?

Maybe: What i can tell you is that i've autopsied two wives who died of smoker-type lung cancer -- both were non-smokers but their husbands smoked cigars and their homes were filled with smoke. There are perhaps 1000 deaths of children from asthma each year in the usa and i believe a majority are due to second-hand smoke and should result in prosecutions. You do not have to tolerate it. ...Read more

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Dr. Christian Mayaud
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How harmful is second hand smoking?

Dr. Christian Mayaud
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How harmful is second hand smoking?

A White Lie We Tell: "Second Hand Smoke" is a White Lie we tell patients to get them to quit. There are lots of reasons to quit smoking but secondhand smoke is not one of them. The expression "second-hand smoke" is 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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Is second-hand smoke from a cigarette as bad as smoking one yourself?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Is second-hand smoke from a cigarette as bad as smoking one yourself?

No, but worse than : No smoke, about 10, 000 people in the us get lung cancer attributable to second hand smoke compared to over 400, 000 cases per year in smokers. ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Giannone
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Please help, how much second hand smoke is equal to smoking a cigarette?

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Please help, how much second hand smoke is equal to smoking a cigarette?

Same as smoking.: The risks may be lower, but they're the same as smoking. Heart disease. Lung cancer. Emphysema. The list goes on. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Help! need to know if there's possibly something wrong with me from my family's second hand smoking?

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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How about a hint?: Without knowing what symptoms you are having, how can someone possibly know what you might have? Second hand smoke is mostly associated with an increase in respiratory problems - frequent colds, asthma, sinus infections, sometime bronchitis and pneumonia. There is an increased (though small) risk of lung cancer. Ask them to smoke outside, and see your doctor for evaluation of your health. ...Read more

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. David Hardin
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Is second hand smoke as bad as actually smoking?

Dr. David Hardin
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Is second hand smoke as bad as actually smoking?

Maybe worse: Rrecent data from long term studies strongly suggests that second hand smoke is more dangerous. ...Read more

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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Why is second-hand smoking is bad for you?

Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Why is  second-hand smoking is bad for you?

Involuntary smoking: You take in nicotine and other toxic chemicals just like smokers do but are exposed to higher the level of these harmful chemicals in your body. This is why 2nd hand smoke is called involuntary smoking! it has higher concentrations of cancer-causing agents (carcinogens) than the mainstream smoke. It also contains smaller particles which make their way into the body’s cells more easily. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Is second hand smoking very bad?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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Is second hand smoking very bad?

No, but worse than : No smoke, about 10, 000 people in the us get lung cancer attributable to second hand smoke compared to over 400, 000 cases per year in smokers. ...Read more

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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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