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Is second-hand smoke from a cigarette as bad as smoking one yourself?

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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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


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I was wondering what are the effects of second hand smoking on children?

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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Is second hand smoke as bad as actually smoking?

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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Why is second-hand smoking is bad for you?

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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Is second hand smoking very bad?

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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What are the benefits of protecting children from second-hand smoking?

What are the benefits of protecting children from second-hand smoking?

Many things: For infants you decrease crib death rates & rate of respiratory infections. In young kids you drop the frequency of bronchitis & ear infections. In older kids you do the same with sinus infections. One big issue is the imprinting of a smoking lifestyle on a kid, that often sends them down the same road as an adult (someone they love does it so it's cool). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is second hand smoke more dangerous than regular smoking?

It isn't: What is dangerous is that for smokers, they are adding to the toxins they already take in, and for non-smokers they are taking in toxins that they didn't plan to take in, just because they are breathing someone elses sidestream smoke. The risks of smoking-related problems with second hand smoke are dramatically less than smoking, but should be zero in non-smokers. ...Read more

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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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