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Will Smoking Outside Protect My Baby From Secondhand Smoke
No: (not fully). The best protection is for family members to never smoke since particles cling to hair and clothes. Smoke exposure doubles childhood respiratory infections, increases asthma exacerbations, and increases sids risk. If you must smoke, never smoke in the car or home and wear a jacket that you change out of when entering the home. Ask your doctor about proven methods to help quit smoking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When someone smokes outside comes back in and smells like it and others can smell it is it harmful like smoking and secondhand smoking?
ALMOST as BAD: According to a.C.S. (am. Cancer society): secondhand smoke (shs) in us causes 46, 000 deaths/yr from heart disease in people who are non-smokers! and about 3, 400/yr nonsmoking adults die of lung cancer as a result of breathing shs. Worse asthma and asthma -related problems in up to 1 million asthmatic children and up to 300, 000 respiratory infections in <18 month olds. Stop smoking =helps others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If smoking can stunt growth, is it possible that prolonged exposure to secondhand smoke (ie if a parent smokes in the house) could affect growth?
If someone was smoking hookah and i waited until they finished smoking did i still get second hand smoke, this was outside.
If you smelled it...: ...Then you breathed it; if not, not. ...Read more
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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