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Thc second hand smoke harm babies?

Thc second hand smoke harm babies?

Yes: Second hand smoke can harm anyone's health, and children and infants are particularly sensitive to the effects of second hand smoke (development of asthma, prone to respiratory viruses, etc.). ...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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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 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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What can I do to protect my baby from second-hand smoke in our house?

What can I do to protect my baby from second-hand smoke in our house?

Do not smoke: Smoke exposure in children causes a 2-fold increase in respiratory infections (ear infections, sinus infections, colds, bronchitis, and pneumonia). So, the best measure is for no family members to smoke. Short of that, you should never smoke in the home or car and wear a jacket when smoking that you take off when entering the house. Talk with you doctor about proven ways to help stop smoking. ...Read more

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How can I protect my baby from second-hand smoke if someone at home is a smoker?

How can I protect my baby from second-hand smoke if someone at home is a smoker?

Get them to quit: Of course, the best answer is to help them quit. In the meantime, have them smoke outside, and change clothes before holding the baby. Never allow smoking in the car. You might want to use a room or whole house hepa type filter as well. Still, this will not completely avoid the problems of second hand smoke exposure. ...Read more

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Is it possible for baby to get lung cancer from second hand smoke?

Is it possible for baby to get lung cancer from second hand smoke?

Not your baby,: Who will have increase in asthma, pneumonia and respiratory illness, buth the child that grow up to be an adult might. By this i mean that the exposure may initiate the damage that takes many, many years to manifest. Do not expose your child or any one else to tobacco smoke. ...Read more

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If someone is smoking marijuana in the same house as a 3 month old baby and and the baby inhales the second hand smoke how can it affect the baby?

If someone is smoking marijuana in the same house as a 3 month old baby and and the baby inhales the second hand smoke how can it affect the baby?

Yes: and you need to keep the baby safe by prohibiting such use in the house. Senjay Gupta, MD has been narrating a program on the pros and cons with marijuana in CNN the past few days. Hope you can catch the re-runs. ...Read more

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Can your 5 month old baby get lung cancer from second hand smoke?

Can your 5 month old baby get lung cancer from second hand smoke?

No : Lung cancer is extremely rare in children. However, smoke exposure increase the risk of asthma, ear infections, pneumonia, slower growth, and markedly increases the risk of hospitalization from all causes. Infants and children should not be exposed to second hand tobacco smoke. ...Read more

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What ill consequences do second-hand smoke have on children/teens growing up in a smoker's household?

What ill consequences do second-hand smoke have on children/teens growing up in a smoker's household?

Second hand smoking: Children's lungs are still developing so it would greatly affect their lungs' function including the risk of having asthma. ...Read more