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Isn't breathing car exhaust as bad, or worse for a child than breathing second hand cigarette smoke?
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
In brief: Cigarettes worse
Both are really bad for you, in different ways.
It doesn't matter which is worse, they are both dangerous, avoid them. Both have carbon monoxide. Cigarette smoke has 10 times more particles than car exhaust and over 4000 other toxic chemicals. Car exhaust has both small particles which get trapped in your lungs and free radicals created by the catalytic converter which also damage lungs.

In brief: Cigarettes worse
Both are really bad for you, in different ways.
It doesn't matter which is worse, they are both dangerous, avoid them. Both have carbon monoxide. Cigarette smoke has 10 times more particles than car exhaust and over 4000 other toxic chemicals. Car exhaust has both small particles which get trapped in your lungs and free radicals created by the catalytic converter which also damage lungs.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Avoid both
Infants do not benefit from any toxic exposure, inhaled or otherwise.
Gasoline fumes, carbon monoxide, perfume, plug ins, fragrent cleaning supplies and smoke all should be avoided.I don't know of any kid who is held as close to an exhaust pipe as many women do to their smoke tainted hair. There is no justification for smoking if a child is present in the home. Second hand smoke is a killer period !

In brief: Avoid both
Infants do not benefit from any toxic exposure, inhaled or otherwise.
Gasoline fumes, carbon monoxide, perfume, plug ins, fragrent cleaning supplies and smoke all should be avoided.I don't know of any kid who is held as close to an exhaust pipe as many women do to their smoke tainted hair. There is no justification for smoking if a child is present in the home. Second hand smoke is a killer period !
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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